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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jack112, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Jack112

    Jack112 New Egg

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    Hi just bought our chicks yesterday. Kids are really excited and so am I. My question is how often should I change the wood chips for the chicks? I have already done it twice and I wasn't sure if I was being crazy.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. My rule of thumb is : clean frequently enough to keep the chicks clean and dry and the odor non existant. Click on the 'Learning Center' located at the top of the page, and good luck with your chicks. Too frequent changing is better than too infrequent.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good advice from sourland (as always!). Don't forget to check for pasty butt!
     
  4. Jack112

    Jack112 New Egg

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    Thank you
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    As sourland said, the Learning Center will help a lot. You can also use the search box to find information and always feel free to ask questions. We were all new at some point but BYC members are great about helping each other out.

    You'll do fine [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Stay calm Backyard chickens is here. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and enjoy the chicks.
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  8. KatOttesen

    KatOttesen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new too!! And I am the same way my 1wk 2 day old chicks may or may not have had daily shaving changes [​IMG][​IMG] such a thing for me - heck no one likes a dirty bed! :) best of health to you & your chickies! :)
     

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