shredded newspaper for litter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eastultz, May 7, 2008.

  1. eastultz

    eastultz Hatching

    Apr 2, 2008
    I have run out of pine shavings for my 4 week old pullets and have shredded some newspaper instead. Is this ok? They've eaten a few pieces, but it's soy ink, so hopefully won't poison them. Everything else is going well, and this is my first time raising chicks, so I don't want to mess things up now! Have I blown it, or can you use shredded newspaper?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I used to use shredded paper all the time when I had free access to it when I worked. I never had any trouble with it. Just make sure it doesn't have any plastic or staples in it.


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