Question on Chick Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by K7 Menagerie, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always used pine shavings in the past, but I am getting a batch of gold laced Wyandottes this week and the info sheet from the hatchery suggested peat moss as bedding material. Does anyone have any experience or input on this?
     
  2. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pine shavings,peat moss,play sand it's all good.Just no cedar

    Will
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Soem people like it because theysay it's more absorbant. Personal preferences!
     
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just use paper towels, but I have to change them .. ALOT.

    I might try pine shavings next time... [​IMG]
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I would think it would be dustier and harder to clean. I use giant bags of peat moss in my garden and the stuff gets everywhere. It's almost like trying to move flour around but brown. It probably wouldn't be any worse than sawdust but then I don't use sawdust much around animals because I think it's too dusty.
     
  6. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was concerned about the dust too, but the pine shavings are almost as bad.....
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Pine shavings are nothing compared to plain sawdust or peat moss. Plus if you find your shavings too dusty go get a different brand. There are nearly completely nondusty shavings. I've used them when living with someone who had allergies and asthma. You just have to try out a few brands. Find one that's better screened and uses larger pieces.
     
  8. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to use paper towels when the chicks first hatch,then after they get their legs under themselves good,I use newspaper,but like Will says,its all good
     

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