Paper Towel Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenkassai, May 31, 2011.

  1. jenkassai

    jenkassai Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    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 [​IMG]

  2. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    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.

  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    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.

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