PLASTIC under new chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goodeggsforyou, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. goodeggsforyou

    goodeggsforyou Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi (again).

    Will it be too slippery for the new chicks if I place plastic sheeting under the pine shavings??

    Thanks SO much!
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put some paper towels (quilted bounty) on top of the plastic to keep the chicks from slipping. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bearsfan

    Bearsfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your talking about hard plastic, like a rubbermade tub. No problem. I have used a rubbermade bin for a brooder and had good results.

    I would not use plastic sheeting for fear they would eat it.
     
  4. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Try one of those vinyl table cloths with the felt backing. The top is sometimes textured.
     
  5. goodeggsforyou

    goodeggsforyou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so very much to All (sorry for posting again - sometimes it seems it doesn't show).
    Anyhow, it is wonderful to have such kind and helpful folks. Truly - thanks again [​IMG]
     
  6. goodeggsforyou

    goodeggsforyou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so very much to All (sorry for posting again - sometimes it seems it doesn't show).
    Anyhow, it is wonderful to have such kind and helpful folks. Truly - thanks again [​IMG]
     
  7. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like I said in the other post, It should be fine as long as you use pine shavings. I always start out with paper towel and then add pine shavings when the chicks are about a week old. I had a tarp under mine with shavings on top, worked out great!
     
  8. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put linoleum tiles (the self sticking type) then put shavings right on top. I just sweep it out. I used to line it with newspaper and just roll it up shavings and all. That worked good also.
     
  9. bentmtnhen

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    I've got a double layer of paper grocery bags under my pine bedding. Soaks up the liquid & not as slippery as plastic. Free too!!!

    3 EEs, 3 RIRs, 3 Red Stars, 3 BA girls & 1 happy BA boy (I think:p)-all 4 wks old
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I've always used plastic sheeting underneath the shavings. Never had a problem with it. Just put at least an inch of shavings on top.
     

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