1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Should I have grit available for baby chicks when using pine shavings ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FarmLady323, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. FarmLady323

    FarmLady323 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    29
    Mar 18, 2016
    I've read that baby chicks sometimes eat their pine shaving bedding.
    Should I make grit available from the start or can I use a fleece blanket to cushion their feet under paper towel ?
    I know the fleece blanket sounds weird, but it seems like it would be a good alternative. I have several small fleece blankets that could be washed regularly.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    9,279
    720
    321
    Apr 11, 2011
    Tn
    You could do either :)

    Lots of folks offer grit, and lots use rubber shelf liner, towels, paper towels, puppy pee pads, ECT. Just do what ever is more convenient for you, the chicks wont mind :)
     
  3. FarmLady323

    FarmLady323 Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    29
    Mar 18, 2016
    Thank you sooo much ! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by