Shredded office paper?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FloridaChickenChick, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Can I use shredded office paper for litter for my baby chicks? Mostly white, some color.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I know that used as horse bedding it rapidly turns into an especially nasty form of paper-mache [​IMG]

    My day-olds came in a box packed with strip-shredded office paper (not thru the mail - I picked them up and drove them home) and they got all tangled in it. i do not know at what age they'd outgrow that problem, but suspect it may coincide with the age at which their poo output makes the nasty paper-mache problem an issue [​IMG]

    Probably someone else has actually tried it though and can give you better advice [​IMG]

  3. Ha ha. I never thought about the papier mache issue....blech. Rats...thought I had a great solution on my hands.

  4. Curlita

    Curlita Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I've been using it for my chickens. There are 4 of them, two about a month old and two about 3 months old. It really hasn't been getting that wet, although it's getting changed daily. It's been a great way to use up lots of documents that need to be shredded anyway, and when it's changed out I throw the used stuff in the compost bin.
  5. Suess hens

    Suess hens Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    I used it for a while, but my chicks were about 2 weeks old at the time, and I found myself changing it daily...then I went to shavings and sweepings from the bales of alfalfa
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I know a guy who used shredded office paper in his checken pen...Oh My! You couldn't get within 30 ft of the place, it smelled like somebody died in there, seriously I have never smelled anything that bad in my life! And it was wet and very unhealthy...
  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

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