New arrival's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nertz, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Nertz

    Nertz Out Of The Brooder

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    Our new arrivals 3 days old and very fiesty and good eaters [​IMG]
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    Silver Wy's X5 havn't been named yet....
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    [​IMG]Running around on their pine pellets. Went with pine pellets instead of pine shavings. Less dust it seems, but will see how it goes.....
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Aww.....they are adorable!! [​IMG]

    What type of bedding are you using? Be careful the chicks do not get confused as what they should be eating. And it may not be absorbent enough to help prevent coccidiosis. You might switch to pine shavings, grass hay or raise them on wire. Just a suggestion.

    Enjoy your cutie pies and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Adorable chicks! [​IMG] X2 on TwoCrows' advice.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on TwoCrow's advice about bedding. Pine Shavings (not to be confused with pine chips) make excellent bedding. Do not use cedar shavings though as they can be harmful to chicks. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  5. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Feisty chicks are a good thing!
     
  6. Nertz

    Nertz Out Of The Brooder

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    The bedding is pine pellets, not as dusty as pine shavings
     
  7. Nertz

    Nertz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your input greatly appreciated! They are on a bed of pine pellets, seems to be less dusty than the pine shavings.

    I was reading something about the pine shavings giving them some respiratory problems, so went with the pellets as to avoid any problems, we think that with changing their bedding out once a day and interacting with them We hope to be able to keep a close eye on them and their conditions, and make necessary changes as needed.
    We just want to make sure they are kept as healthy as we can.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2014
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Cute chicks!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think some of the responders indicated pine pellets are not as absorbent as pine shavings- which keep it dryer and and the smells down.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I also agree with Two Crows' advice. You need to use either pine shavings, rubber shelf liner or shredded paper.
     

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