Small brooder bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkeeredChicken, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    Any one know anything about using Timothy Hay as bedding for chicks? I was just wondering if it was poisonous or not. Hopefully not!

  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    For the first few days, Paper towels are best or lately I have been using old towels and washing them to use over again. I don't know anyone who uses hay as bedding. I used straw the first time but shavings work best. I don't think hay would be the best thing for them to eat at an early age but I doubt it would kill them. They do start to peck at anything the looks ediable at a few days old. I would spend the $ 5.00 for a bundle of shavings if it were me.

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