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Is Aspen litter OK for my new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by danstanick, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. danstanick

    danstanick Hatching

    Jan 9, 2013
    Corona, CA
    I'm getting ready to order my new group of chicks and want to make sure I don't make any mistakes. Can I use Aspen shavings (they are a lot cheaper than pine) for litter? Any special thoughts? I raised some two years ago, and by some trial and error on my part got only half of them to get to maturity. Learned a lot about predators, especially racoons. Now my cages have much smaller mesh. I love the chickens I do have, but now that they are older, they don't produce but maybe one or two eggs a day.

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Aspen is better then pine or ceeder, it dosnot have the harmfull chemicals.
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Songster

    May 6, 2011
    I think aspen may be better than cedar. I can't find it here, and use pine with no problem. Just don't go with cedar. You can also use shredded newspaper.

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