Using a cereal box for chicks to scratch in

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tdgill, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put crumbles in the box with some hay to scratch thru, keeps it contained, and is easily disposed of. they like to perch on the edges of the box too. next one i cut i will make a better perch. maybe leave more of the corners for better support or something...they love it
     
  2. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh that's a great idea! I've been thinking about using a shoe box in the brooder.
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    very cute fuzzy butts
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Idea-Thanks for sharing, I will definetly use that!! [​IMG]
     
  5. lambchick

    lambchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Babies are coming tomorrow-so thanks for the great idea. We are soooo excited![​IMG]
     
  6. GirlOnTheRun

    GirlOnTheRun New Egg

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    I put a shoebox full of dirt from my garden in the brooder. They go nuts! Scratching and dirt bathing is popular with my chicks.

    Of the course the there is a mess to clean up.......but I'll do anything to make these chicks happy![​IMG]

    GirlOnTheRun
     
  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    great idea...and its a cute pic too... [​IMG]
     
  8. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea! I have a nice ridged box I could use for this! [​IMG]
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    excellent idea! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    I am going to try that. I have chicks due tomorrow and I have three chicks that are a week old in the brooder. Thanks for the great idea!!!!
     

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