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Pine chips in my brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sdaikus, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. sdaikus

    sdaikus Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting ready to switch my little ones from paper towels to pine chips. I have a friend who is a tree guy and chipped a bunch of pine for me. There's dirt, bark, & pine needles in the chips and now I'm worried that this won't be ok for them. Any advice?

    Ps my chicks are about 4-5 days old

    THANKS!
     
  2. sdaikus

    sdaikus Out Of The Brooder

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    I also want to add.. They love spilling their food (I don't know how little chicks make such a mess! [​IMG]) and eat it from the ground. Will they eat the pine chips??
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they will try to eat the pine chips. I would use commercial pine shavings instead. There are no wood splinters in shavings that could cause injuries to delicate tissues, both internally and externally.
     

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