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Litter for Phesant and Chukar chicks

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by drowe005, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of bedding do you use for newborn Ringneck Pheasant and Chukar Chicks? I was thinking of using the small pine chips like you would use in a hamster cage or what not. Would you reccomend placing newspaper down on the bedding for the first couple of days until they are able to tell the difference in what their feed is or would paper towels work just as well? Thanks
     
  2. pheasantfrenzie

    pheasantfrenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    You shouldn't put anything other than papertowels ot a towel because they will mistake the chips for food and get a blockeage that will kill them, Also make sure you out marbles in your waterer so they don't drown and always keep it fresh.
    Good Luck
     
  3. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got a quail waterer for the brooder now. The pans so thin you can barely fit your pinky in it. Would you say I still need to drown proof that?
     
  4. pheasantfrenzie

    pheasantfrenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still would put marbles because anytime you have something newly hatched thay are coming from being surrounded with fluid and will naturally gravitate to water. You would want to give them somehing that they won't rest there heads in and drown when they fall asleep because there beeks are so small at that age.
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the Quail Water's also like DROWE said ther small opening You can not put reg size marbles in they do not fit...Mine are LG quail waters really been happy with mine.Bought mine at the feed store in Sweeny,Tx They cost me $1.30 ea...Best LG thing I ever bought..Raised 5 batches of Quail with them ,not a wet one....cva34
     

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