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

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    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

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    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

    CDA
     

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