Sand (litter)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Master S.M.C, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does sand work as a chick bedding, I know it is better to use pine shavings but it is easy to clean if you use a sifter.
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At one time I used sand and had no problems.
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Master S.M.C :

    How does sand work as a chick bedding, I know it is better to use pine shavings but it is easy to clean if you use a sifter.

    Just curious, why is pine shavings better?

    Steve in NC​
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just curious, why is pine shavings better?

    Steve in NC

    It's absorbent, soft, kinda easy to clean, prevented foot problems and can be used without mistakes for food( most of the time).
     
  5. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that my chicks were pecking at and eating the pine shavings we were using as bedding.
     

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