news paper vs straw

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenlover96, May 28, 2011.

  1. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello i have some chicks hatchin as we speak and i was woundering if i should put straw and news paper in the brooder baox
     
  2. Palmer Farm

    Palmer Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    go for it, and good luck with the new chicks!!!
     
  3. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    as long as they aren't directly on smooth newspaper. That is too slippery.
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Yes, you have to be careful with newspaper. Plain newspaper is too slippery, and you could end up with chicks with slipped tendons. Straw on top give them enough traction, you'll just have to try and see!

    Paper towel is great, too. It's cheap and has more traction than newspaper.

    Good luck with your chicks, and have fun! [​IMG]
     
  5. 5chicks4us

    5chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

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    No to newspaper. Too slippery. Paper towels are so much easier and better for their legs. And you can still compost them if you want.
     
  6. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use paper towells too. Its perfect .[​IMG]
     
  7. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paper towels, THEN pine shavings. I hate straw! It does not absorb, it mats down, gets stinky,stays wet.
     

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