How often to change litter in brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sovia, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. sovia

    sovia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used paper towels over pine shavings for the first three days. Today is the first day without them. I am wondering how often I need to empty out the litter and put new in the brooder. Is it enough to just stir it up, add a little new, and then change it once a week? This is assuming, of course, that the litter isn't getting wet from the water. Thanks.

    Sovia
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Clean it when ever you think it needs cleaning or it starts to smell. A little dirty isn't bad for them, and dirt from their future coop is a good thing. They have to build up strong immunities.
     
  3. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I change the brooder once every 3 days, but I don't have a very big brooder and only 4 chicks.
     
  4. sovia

    sovia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks silkiechicken and SOrcy![​IMG]
     

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