New chicks have arrived, woohoo!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by daffy428, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. daffy428

    daffy428 New Egg

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    I just received 11 very healthy chicks from Healthy Chicks and More. They are all eating and drinking well. I currently have paper towel down on the brooder floor, but since they have caught on to the food thing, can I switch it over to pine shavings even though it is just the first day?? I am a newbie!!
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Congratulations on your healthy arrivals. Opinions vary on that, but I kept pine shavings under the paper towels for a day or so, then dispensed with the paper towels. It was so easy to keep things very dry that way.
     
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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Congrats on the new chicks!
     
  4. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you join us! I personally don't do paper towels, and it hasn't been a problem with me. It depends on what you think. If you think it'll be fine to remove them, go ahead! I think it should be fine as long as they know where the real food is. [​IMG]

    Enjoy your babies!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I'd be tempted to wait another day before giving them direct access to the pine shavings.
     
  7. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    I do the paper towels over pine flakes for 2 days, then just pine flakes.

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. daffy428

    daffy428 New Egg

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    They are already starting to pick at the edges between the paper towel and the wall of the brooder to flip the pine shaving around... They are fun to watch!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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