i need help with my chicks please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken farmer8, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. chicken farmer8

    chicken farmer8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dose anybody else raise there baby chicks indoors if you do how do you keep the stink to a down low because my mom is not to thrilled about the stink they make inside the house but i don't know if spraying air freshener would hurt them or not.i always raise my chicks inside the house so i can keep a close eye on them and make sure that everything is ok. but i need somthing that will take the smell away.
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Use pine shavings. They help absorb and dry the droppings. Also, change it frequently to keep it and the chicks clean.
     
  3. chicken farmer8

    chicken farmer8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i change them ever 3 days and they still stink[​IMG] what kind of shavings do you use
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have raised chicks in my house...yes, in the dining room too.....the smell was terrible even though I changed their bedding three times a day...I kept them indoors for three weeks after they hatched from an incubator...when they managed to fly up onto the furniture and poop I decided it was time to put them outside with the main flock...it was during the summer months and they integrated well...my house smells so much better now!
     
  5. Anira

    Anira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see how it could smell that bad if you change the bedding that often. I had 41 (now 32) chicks in my bedroom and I only change the bedding twice a week. It only smells if they step on one of those wet poops they do on occasion. I do burn a candle every once in a while, but even without those, it smells like wood shavings in my bedroom...

    I also have a rabbit in my bedroom.
     
  6. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I confess I did not use wood shavings...they had straw and it got extremely dirty and they would poop and walk in it everywhere...straw does not absorb their poop nor the residue from their pee....I can only post about my own experience...maybe I should consider wood shavings in the future.
     
  7. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how many chicks you have, but I change my chicks bedding every day. You could also make the bedding deeper to last longer. and ventilation helps
     
  8. seann

    seann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nose isn't sensitive to smell (blessing and curse) but we have chicks in garage (with heat lamp). My son says it's stinky but I don't think it's that stinky. We use aspen shavings. I change it once a week.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like one of a few things---

    You're not using enough bedding
    You're not changing the bedding often enough
    The bedding's getting wet. Wet stuff stinks much more than dry.
    You don't have enough space for the chicks



    I never brood chicks in the house--to much odor and dust. Your chicks will be just fine if you need to move them outside to a sheltered building.
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I used Quikcrete fine white sand mixed with Sweet PDZ, sift the poops out everyday, very little odor.
    Ditto on any spilled water, wet makes everything smell worse.
     

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