Is corn cobb bedding ok to use in the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by erinangele, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    We are expecting our first 4 fuzzy-butts this week. Two employees at the Feed store recommended corn cob bedding over pine shavings. I took their advice and purchased it, but now i'm reading mixed reviews online. Should i return the corn cob and get the pine?
  2. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

    Apr 22, 2011
    Gumboro, Delaware
    I thought I would chime in here about what I do know about using cob bedding. I happen to use shavings because they do a good job and are easy to obtain BUT I have a good friend with a farm and small flock of chickens that uses cob. He also hatches eggs on occasion and he uses ground cob in his brooders.

    Although Delaware is a BIG corn state ground cob is not that common. Because Leonard has a lot of acreage in feed corn, does his own harvesting, and has a cob grinder, I am sure that is why he uses it.

    I guess others will also post and you will probably get a variety of good opinions.

    Good Luck


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