Shredded paper as litter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vicki2x2, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Anyone use shredded paper as little for newborn chicks? I was thinking it would work well, instead of pine chips. My neighbor works for an accountant and brought me a big bag of shredded paper and can get me more. So far it is working great for our new guinea pig and is less messy than pine shavings/chips.
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    It packs down too easy with chickens. Just turns to a smelly dirty rock! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  3. ridgefire

    ridgefire Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    I thought about using shredded paper as well. We have bags and bags of it at work. I was kinda worried about the chicks trying to eat it though. I normally have some at the house for starting bon fires, works great for that.
  4. paynemom

    paynemom In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    Robinson, TX
    I use it for lining my brooder box, but replace it every morning. It gets nasty otherwise. But so much easier than spraying out the box every day like I used to. Maybe it depends on how many chicks you have. I only had 4.

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