Pellets in brooder box?

MissPriss13

In the Brooder
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Jul 17, 2013
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Has anyone ever used this in their brooder box? How well did it work? I use to use something similar in my horses stall and it was very absorbent. Chicks should be hatching on Monday! :)

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Thanks Patrice
 

Punkstermom

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 10, 2014
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Not sure what this is made of but I also used corn cob pellets (usually used in horse stalls) and smell wise it worked great! My only complaint would be dust. The chicks were very good at scratching the pellets into dust, which then proceeded to float EVERYWHERE ! Now I must say this was primarily a problem due to the fact that I have my chicks in the dining room lol...I know.... But anyhow I have switched to wood shavings since I ran out of pellets and well.... Dust problem solved but they do smell more :/ so take your pick haha
 

MissPriss13

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 17, 2013
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Alright Patrice, where did you get this and in the directions
is it talking about for poultry use .....
I got it from Tractor Supply. It does say it can be used for birds to. I know when I used it in my horses stall it worked great. The pellets just absorbed any liquid and turned to a fine dust. It smells like I have a Christmas pine growing in my bathroom... for now anyway. LOL

I'll let you know how it works when the babies start hatching and pooping. ;)
 

gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
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Quote: Wow that sound like some very useful stuff I haven't see it
in there yet but now I will look I guess that is part of getting
older one just gets use to getting what they have been getting
for years and not reading or looking at the items they are
un-filmier with .....

I do think I will try it now think you ... And let us know
how you like it after you use some ......
 

donrae

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Jun 18, 2010
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That's what my Grange feed store uses as bedding in their brooder tubs, it seems to do fine for them. They run thousands of chicks through that store each season!

There are lots of names for it, just ask at your feed store for pelleted bedding.
 

The Kibble Goddess

Songster
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May 24, 2009
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I used pelleted corn cob this year and loved it. Very absorbent, used some Sweet PDZ every couple of days as I did the deep litter method with 29 chicks in the brooder. The best thing is that the can walk on it so much better than newspaper, shavings, or straw. No splayed legs.
 

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