Litter Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ole Mule, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule In the Brooder

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    What type litter are you using with new baby chicks?
     

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

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    Either paper towels or pine shavings.
     
  3. debakadeb

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    I use pine shavings with paper towels on top. The pine shavings keep it from being so slippery and makes it softer for the babies.
     
  4. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Songster

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    I use pine shavings and I put paper towels under the food water to try to minimize the shavings from getting in there so much.
     
  5. debakadeb

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    The other thing that helps is to put a wooden base or bricks in the brooder, put paper towels over it for easier cleanup, and the water on top of it. The base needs to be large enough that it won't tip over with their antics. That helps keep the shavings out of the water.
     
  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Newspaper on very bottom of brooder, covered by pine shavings, covered by nubbly paper towels. After 3-4 days I take up the paper towels. At about a week I put a brick or something under the feeder and waterer to keep them up out of the litter - at about chick back height.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I just use chick starter [​IMG]
     

  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Quote:Now there is a idea that never occured to me!!!! [​IMG] DUHHHH!
    That seems like a no brainer. Thanks!
     

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