Paper Bedding - Is it safe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenfeet, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Songster

    Jan 12, 2009
    Cleveland, Ga.
    I have 21 - 3 week old chicks in my brooder. I have been using pine shavings. Has anyone used the recycled paper bedding. I have a bag but its pick. It says its safe for birds and is non- toxic. What do you think?
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  2. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I dont know, but I have no idea what would be wrong with it, unless it is too tiny and they eat it. It will get very very wet with dicklings though. [​IMG]

    I always cut newspaper into strips for my chicks. It works fine, except for the sore hands from all that cutting! Someone on here advised me to use a rotary cutter. Great idea, and if you have newspapers anyway, it is free.

    But if you want to use the shredded paper, I think it would be fine.

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