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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coachwife2004, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some shaving at the feed store and I'm not sure if they gave me the right ones, is there one kind that is bad for the chicks?? The ones I have are a very light beige color with no much sent???
     
  2. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your chicks? I dont use the chips until they are eating and drinking really good on their own. They can ingest it and it can kill them. After that, then you can use it if you like. I believe any kind is good that can be used for animals. Maybe someone else has better info on that though. I use paper towels and newpaper. I use paper towels so they can keep their footing and dont hurt their legs.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    what does it say on the package?

    some people say to not use cedar.
    pine and hardwood are fine..

    I have a woodworking shop and all my shavings get mixed together.
    I use any kind and have never had a chicken drop dead..
     
  4. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    my chick are a little over a week old now and I have been using paper towels, the package doesn't say what they are so i dont know if I should be worried or not, somewhere I hear that either pine or ceder was bad for them but i can't remember which one???
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    its cedar , i bet you have pine shavings if they are light colored. Cedar is darker.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cedar is the shavings you want to avoid.
    Cedar in the plastic covered bale will appear as a mixture of brownish/red and yellow flakes.
    Pine will be pretty consistently yellow in color.
     

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