So Many Bedding Choices

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SimplyForties, May 19, 2009.

  1. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first chicks should arrive in the next couple of days and I have been carefully reading the volumes of good advice here. I'm now the proud owner of pine shavings, wood pellets AND Carefresh paper pulp bedding - LOL. Since none of these various bedding materials are easy to obtain within 100 miles of where I live, every time I read someone's recommendation I buy it when I'm out of town. I should be able to conduct a good comparison study!

    For the first go I finally settled on the Carefresh, covered with puppy pads. My brooder is all set up and ready to go. Now if only the post office would call! [​IMG]
     
  2. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL that's funny, at least you'll be prepared. I was using regular shredded paper from work. It worked fine when they were small but now at 3 weeks old it's just not good. First of all they would throw it EVERYWHERE, it was dusty and it was becoming very, very damp no matter how often I changed it. I am now using a mixture of Aspen shavings and wood pellets and it is working out great!

    Good luck when you get your fuzzies in!
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