Question aboutt bedding

Quinn4321

Songster
9 Years
Aug 28, 2010
7,215
1
219
P.A/M.D border, USA
I have 16 chicks that I got on the 20th of May, and I was wondering If I can change them from Paper toweling to Softwood bedding pellets.
Will they eat it?
Will it hurt them?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

hannalice

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
85
0
39
Vermont
I don't see a problem- for the most part, the pellets are too big for them to eat, I've used them in the past and didn't have an issue. Just watch them, make sure they're not eating them, but you should be good.
 

JodyJo

Songster
9 Years
Sep 27, 2010
2,786
52
188
Colorado
I have used pine shavings since day one...they peck at it a bit, then realize it isn't food. And it smells great.
 

gale65

Songster
9 Years
Aug 19, 2010
1,875
31
161
north central indiana
My Coop
We've used the pine pellet bedding from day 1 (our chicks were a day or so old I think when we got them). They are 10 days old now. It does get in the food so when it's time to refill the feeder, I dump what's left in it. I suppose I could sift out the pellets but I'm too lazy.
 

Lady EE

Songster
8 Years
May 10, 2011
142
0
101
Earth
Here's what i think:

Pine: toxic to chicks, safe for older ones

Cedar: toxic for everything

Aspen:safe

pellets: probably
 

tclegg

Chirping
8 Years
May 15, 2011
346
2
99
Parkersburg
It is fine-paper towels first day or two--than after that shavings... They figure out what they can eat and They willl be fine..
 

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