local supplier has chicks on a cage floor?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dlaciv12, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

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    The only store around that sells chicks has a bunch in a cage with openings that are 1/4x1/2 and the chicks are walking around on it. They have pine shavings under he floor. I though I had read it was bad for their little feet to be walking on an unsolid floor?
    Any input would be appreciated. They have great prices on supplies and have been around forever, family owned since I can remember.
     
  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    You should buy all those chicks - immediately. [​IMG]
     
  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

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  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    They probably figure that they will be sold soon and won't be on it for long? I dunno.....I wouldn't complain to them or anything, but I would DEFINENTLY go and buy all of those chicks [​IMG]
     
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    1/4 x1/2 is fine for chicks, its stable and almost floor like.
    its not like they are going to be on it for the rest of their lives. be appreciative they have them on somthing that the poo falls through rather than have it get stuck to their feet.
    much more sanitary.
     
  6. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Gqf Brooders are wire floored
     
  7. dlaciv12

    dlaciv12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:NICE!
     
  8. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Quote:Found another Enabler!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    by the chicks and call it a rescue
     
  10. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Quote:Found another Enabler!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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