Question about bedding.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kbagwell1, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Augusta, GA
    So we have been using pine shavings for our chicks in the brooder for over 2 weeks now. We have a problem though....they are in the house and its causing WAY too much dust. I just dusted yesterday and there is already a layer on everything around them. Any suggestions on keeping the dust down? Or another bedding to use that will help absorb smell??

    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It's not just the pine shavings that cause the dust, it's the chicks themselves (dander as they grow feathers).

    It's the #1 reason I won't brood chicks in the house, ever. I'm sorry I don't have anything to offer you for advice.
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Use flakes not shavings and put Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher down before the flakes! Still gonna smell but I clean the brooder every other day!
  4. The Purvis Urban Farm

    The Purvis Urban Farm New Egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    I am using dried grass from the feed store for my chicks. A big bag of it was less than $3. I was not sure what to use and the man at my feed store said that this grass was just fine for them.

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