Shredded paper

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bossdog004, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. bossdog004

    bossdog004 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    I have paperwork from my job that I have to shred. Do you think I can use it in the brooder where I am raising some chicks?
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I use it after the chicks are a week old and just white paper, it doesn't have a bunch of dyes in it that can be poisonous when it gets wet and they try and eat it.
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I lost a chick after putting shredded paper into the brooder. I do not know if the paper was the cause though, it could have been a lot of things. But I pulled the paper and replaced with wood chips.

    Paper is not supposed to have any chemicals or harmful dyes as it is ingested by children. The only problem I can see with it is crop impaction.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I've caught chicks eating paper. I'll never use it again. All I need is an impacted crop on one of my girls.

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