INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

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  1. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the newspaper I shredded it.I used newspaper before
     
  2. TJChickens

    TJChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think the chicks are hurting the chicks that are just pips? And was that a "No" about the paper towels?
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    KEEP the newspaper in there as you have it, just push down on it to flatten it and put layers of papertowels over it for the first week! so their little feet can get around and your good! and then after a week pull up the papertowels and you have the newspaper thereafter!
     
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh my goodness sumi! What a difference in size! She was one pretty lucky baby to have you to take care of her, and from the sounds of it, the other chickens too. Amazing how smart they are. Not enough credit given. I hear folks saying..that was one stupid chicken, yeah, stupid like a mule, and we all know that they are stubborn, not stupid.
     
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    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 this is what they do. Plan on keeping those hatched babies in there for at least 24 hours. They are not even fluffed yet.
     
  6. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicken hawk shredded the newspaper... [​IMG]
     
  7. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I don't have paper towels
     
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    TJChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes newspaper works fine, but very often it causes splayed legs. Much easier to prevent splayed legs than treat them. To be safe, it's best to use something that gives them traction. Even a cloth towel or a rag, or wash clothes.
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    then use the newspaper and find an old towel you can toss or old tshirt you can toss later on use it the first week....

    just so they get traction


    or if Ur can explain his method for using newspaper ?? that shredded stuff is too big for them they will tangle in that
     
  10. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    CH shredded the newspaper. The chicks should be okay now... [​IMG]
     
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