Pine shavings and baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bawkbawkbawk, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've always read to avoid pine shavings with baby chicks - but if I give them to a broody mama to raise in the coop, how do I avoid pine shavings?
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    No worries with a broody. They have a mom to show them what's food. My broody raised chicks on shavings from the day they hatched. All are grown now and laying their own eggs.
  3. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    No pine shavings are fine--just don't use with cedar or other hard wood...
  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much! We're going to try putting the chicks under the mama hen in the wee hours of the morning. Wish me luck![​IMG]

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