Putting Chicks On Pine Shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eliz, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are just over a week old. Can I take them off the paper towels and put them on pine shaving or is it too early?
     
  2. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it wont hurt them none....
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had mine on shavings since they were Day old. I do that with all my new chicks and they are all good.
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Same here - I used the paper towels for the first day and then removed them and my chicks have been on pine shavings ever since. We grind the shavings ourselves with a mulcher and they are rather large though, so they are too big for baby chicks to try to eat.
     
  5. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always use the paper towels just for a day until the babies figure out which is food and which is bedding.
     
  6. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok then, I will switch them over to pine shavings today.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I never use paper towels, we put them right on shavings and have never had a problem with the chicks. Of course when you have a few hundred chicks keeping paper towels in a brooder becomes a hassle.

    Jim
     

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