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Is this the right bedding for them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Honeysuckle, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Honeysuckle

    Honeysuckle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went to Rural King yesturday and replaced our cedar chip bedding (thanks people on the other thread) and got a mashed up bedding of corn cobs. When I smoothed it into the brooder, it felt hard. Well the chicks little feet get hurt? I don't want to make another stop, so I hoping no.
     
  2. fuzz

    fuzz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something wrong with sawdust?

    And I dont have much experience but I dont think It would hurt their feet one bit [​IMG]
     
  3. JenMT

    JenMT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shavings, I don't think that anything is wrong with sawdust. Do your chicks eat it though? Also, I read that the corn cob bedding is good, don't know if it can hurt feet.......sorry. Good luck to you both!
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    There are some folks that I know of who use that type of bedding; it works just fine, it's not as soft as the pine bedding, and I prefer pine because they love to "dust bathe" in it. But, the type you picked up is actually more absorbent than pine shavings. It'll work just fine.
     
  5. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops...misread...sorry [​IMG]
     
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  6. CassInMass

    CassInMass Out Of The Brooder

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    I got alder shavings. Are these ok for baby chicks?
     
  7. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Brooder if you dare to call it that is nothing more than a $4 BIG plastic tub from WalMart with Pine Shavings and a couple of time a day I either turn over or give our girls new OLD socks. They (at 9 days) see me coming with new socks and they go absolutely crazy with this wierd little noise they make...[​IMG] I too was going to use cedar and pine shavings until I read here about cedar being a tad to toxic [​IMG]
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Eggie, you give your girls socks? Did I read that right? To lay with? Interesting!
     
  9. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes old socks.... I make sure there are no loose threads etc. But yeah, and they love it. It's just sooooo funny to watch them act all big and nesting in their socks.... [​IMG]
     
  10. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I've seen a post by you mentioning these socks before! After that post I have been wondering if I should do the same thing. Do you put them in with the shavings too? Any pics??
     

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