So much poop!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wannahavehens, May 26, 2008.

  1. wannahavehens

    wannahavehens Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    Mar 10, 2008
    Hemlock, New York
    How often do you change wood shavings in the bottom of the brooder? I have 7 2wk old chicks and what a mess. I don't want to obsess, but there is poop everywhere. Do i just add more on top? or empty and start with fresh?
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I try to change the litter every 2 days. If you have a wire cage I take it out and clean the bottom every 5 days
     
  3. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

    306
    0
    139
    Mar 24, 2008
    Maggie Valley, NC
    course i only have 2 10weeks chicks but even when they were young the most i do it is once a week, i would orbably do it every 5days
     
  4. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I change every day because I'm afraid that they're going to peck at it and get sick.
     
  5. Kessidy

    Kessidy Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    0
    129
    May 13, 2008
    I have 2 chicks and we are changing daily because they SMELL. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonia

    Sonia Chillin' With My Peeps

    743
    8
    153
    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    ...............
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  7. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

    485
    0
    139
    May 15, 2008
    Honolulu, HI
    Right now I'm changing the shredded newspaper 1-3 times a day, depending if they get water all over the place. My 2 aren't too smelly...yet...[​IMG]
     
  8. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

    70
    0
    39
    Apr 14, 2008
    Chardon Ohio
    I have puppy pads with a thick covering of paper towel on top and I change the paper towels morning and night and the puppy pads every other day and I have 6 chicks and so far no smell
     
  9. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

    306
    0
    139
    Mar 24, 2008
    Maggie Valley, NC
    i have 2 chicks and they lived in my bedroom until 7weeks so they lived in my bedroom for 6 weeks and they never smelled and i did it only once a week...the only time it smelt was immediately after they went for like 30 secs like a human but then i never smelt anything,
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    13,752
    56
    333
    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I scooped it every day and added shavings whenever necessary. I completely changed it once per week and cleaned the brooder out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by