New chicks here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ptchicken, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. ptchicken

    ptchicken Hatching

    Apr 1, 2009
    We got a call from the feed store today. Chicks were in. My lovely wife ran out and picked up 3 Rhode Island Reds, and 3 P. Rocks.

    12 hours later and everyone seems happy.

    Question.... I just put down paper towels for now, how long should I wait till I put down pine shavings? I changed out paper towels once, want to keep it clean as possible. They told my wife they were probably 3 days old at the most as they all arrived today at the feed store. She said there were a couple hundred total of all varieties that they got in.

    Thanks for your help.

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I wait on the pine shavings for at least a day or two, until they are eating good.

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