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Paper Towels and pine shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by doghamstyluv95, May 26, 2007.

  1. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    do i have to switch to pine shavings? because i really dont want them to eat the shavings...
  2. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    mate I just raised 7 chicks on pine shavings covered in paper towels...my first try at chicks-> all did well. I actually just put them out for their first time tonight in the coop (they are 3.5 weeks old)
    --> i changed the papertowels every day and changed the pine shavings twice per week.

    hope this helps,
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I raised 23 chicks on paper towel first two days then removed it and let them have at the pine shavings. They really do love the shavings. Mine didn't eat them - just looked like it once in awhile. All of my chicks turned out fine and didn't lose a one! [​IMG]

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