Paper Towel Bedding

jenkassai

Songster
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
279
2
111
Hi all! How long are the chicks supposed to be on the paper towels rather than the shavings? When I remove / change the paper towels I have to take everything but the chicks out of the brooder. Not surprisingly it freaked them out


Thx!
 

llaaadyel

Songster
9 Years
Sep 12, 2010
297
0
147
Lower NY
I used paper towels for about 2 weeks and then switched to bedding. I think it is easier to keep them dry and clean with the bedding. Of course I had 26 chicks in the brooder. No matter what you use, you will have to take them out once in a while to clean the brooder. I am obsessed with the brooder being clean and dry. I figure that they need to get used to me and my hands anyway. After a bit, they calm down. Actually, mine will tolerate handling very well at this point.

Elke
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
5,379
201
303
North/Central Florida
You can take the toweling out right now.

In fact I don't use paper towels at all. All of my chicks and poults go straight onto shavings right out of the incubator or hatchery box. They do fine.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom