Paper towels

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Master S.M.C, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been 36 hours since I got my chicks and I am wondering if I can take up the paper towels and they still be fine.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    As long as they are eating well, know where their food is, yes.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once i let them out of the box they started eating lol, now they are becoming very mischievous
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were on the paper towels for 24 hours. I took off the towels and they started to peck and scratch the litter. I was wondering if I should wait one more day. Then they stared to eat out of the feeders. I think mine will be fine. Its up to you. Some ppl wait longer than 24 hours. Since yours have been 36 hours, I bet they will be fine. Lets see what others think.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Actually I never used paper towels, just large flake pine shavings. They were still fine.
     
  6. emandmikey

    emandmikey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept mine on paper towels for the first week... it made clean-up easy, and I didn't need to worry about them pecking at anything or slipping around.
     
  7. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My litter is peat moss so the dung can go straight to compost from the brooder
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 've never heard of large flake shavings. I will have to look in to that. Thanks.
     
  9. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought large flake shavings at our local Wal-Mart if that helps.
     

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