Recycled paper bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HomeschoolPollo, May 27, 2016.

  1. HomeschoolPollo

    HomeschoolPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone tried recycled paper bedding that is not pellet form? Our chick is 22 days old and been on paper towels which I clean twice a day, but thinking this might be better.

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  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see why it wouldn't be suitable for chicks. I urge you to read very carefully the information on the origins of the paper, though, to assure that there aren't any toxins in it, and maybe do a google search on the product in relation to using it as chick bedding.
     
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  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bag come with a guinea pig cage I bought for something else so I used it for some chicks. No issues although not much odor control.
     
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  4. HomeschoolPollo

    HomeschoolPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I will try some. Thank you both for your feedback.
     
  5. Mel281

    Mel281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did this work?
     
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  6. HomeschoolPollo

    HomeschoolPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up not trying it. I saw it in the store and our Amber Dash loves to eat paper so decided against it. We still use beach towels in her Rubbermaid pen and clean out as needed.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The hospital type disposable pads work great if you are tired of the washing machine routine with towels. Like big disposable diapers. Mary
     
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  8. Mel281

    Mel281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cloth diaper(ed) 3 kids, so I have no issue washing them, but I do worry about the talons getting caught in the terry loops. Anyone have problems with that? It's a great option if not!
     
  9. Folly's place

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    Many pharmacies have the pads, and medical supplies stores. I've seen them out there , used for bedridden or sick folks. Mary
     
  10. HomeschoolPollo

    HomeschoolPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Will check it out.
     

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