litter for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IggiMom, May 8, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Hi all. My three adorable little babies who hatched out yesterday are looking GREAT! All fluffy.

    One black and two yellows. And btw, the black is the blackest chick I have ever seen, really solid black. I just wonder who daddy bird is, probably speckled cochin bantie.

    I just had a question. I was just mowing the lawn, so I have lots of mowed grass. Could I put this for litter in with my three chicks?

    I have only ever used either hay or pine shavings, but heck, I only have three chicks in there at present, why buy a big bag of pine shavings? However, I could, because there will hopefully be lots more chicks in there soon.

    But for today, could I just toss in some grass?

  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    The only thing I could think of that may present a problem (or not) would be the moisture in the grass. Who knows, thought, maybe the heat lamp will dry it out real quick for you.
  3. noitulover

    noitulover Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    i'd worry about the moisture... but it might be okay for a day... you could use a few paper towels...

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