Shreaded paper for bedding.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crazyelk, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about using shreaded paper for bedding. What do you guys think.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have seen people use it and don't think it's such a good idea. I would worry about impacted crop when they eat it.

    Jody
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    As one BYC'er so accurately described it, once the shredded paper gets wet from their waterer and their poo, it makes paper mache'. Fun if you are in to some really strange crafts, but not alot of fun to clean up.
     
  4. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] strange crafts ROTFL is that pooper mache'

    I tried shreaded paper for one night when my 11 hens where just wee chicks and it defintely didnt work out well

    Farmer MacK [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:[​IMG] strange crafts ROTFL is that pooper mache'

    I tried shreaded paper for one night when my 11 hens where just wee chicks and it defintely didnt work out well

    Farmer MacK [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    too funny, too early !!!
     
  6. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wake up this way [​IMG]


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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I wouldn't use shreaded paper. I tried it too, and it didn't work out to well for me either, so i got some pine shavings and sprinkle DE in the shavings and no more mess.
     
  8. geoaware

    geoaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some in our layer boxes...and we find that it tends to stick to the eggs. They end up looking like they have been to a wedding and got caught up in the confetti cloud.
     
  9. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next to shavings I consider shredded paper to be one of the worlds worst substrates for bedding chicks.
    If you never want to lose a chick from having the bedding eaten, Wood Pellets are the best thing to use. I use newspaper or paper towels just one day placed over them with feed scattered on them to get the chicks started eating. I remove it the 2nd day and put in a feeder. I have started a thousand + chicks this year and can count my total chick losses on the fingers of one hand.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  10. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you get wood pellets from?
     

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