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silkie brooder box shaving question help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ginger c., May 20, 2011.

  1. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have our 2 silkies in a brooder box with pine shavings, the smaller, shorter of the 2 seems to have trouble walking on them. is there something better to use until she gets a little taller and more coordinated?

    thanks in advance y'all are the best, we don't know what we'd do without this forum! [​IMG]
     
  2. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ginger c. :

    we have our 2 silkies in a brooder box with pine shavings, the smaller, shorter of the 2 seems to have trouble walking on them. is there something better to use until she gets a little taller and more coordinated?

    thanks in advance y'all are the best, we don't know what we'd do without this forum! [​IMG]

    Many BYCers layer paper towels on top of the shavings for a few days until the chickies are steadier on their feet and know where their food is.

    Edited to add: textured paper towels like Bounty or Brawny work well. Don't use that brown paper stuff that is smooth and isn't much good for drying anything.​
     
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