news paper vs straw

chickenlover96

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
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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
 

Blue_Myst

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
3,808
10
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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!
 

5chicks4us

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 30, 2011
74
1
31
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.
 

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