Is Aspen litter OK for my new chicks?

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

  1. danstanick

    danstanick New Egg

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    Aspen is better then pine or ceeder, it dosnot have the harmfull chemicals.
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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