wee pads for bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by trophywife, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. trophywife

    trophywife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    5 months ago I bought a puppy for my fiance ...being the prudent future mommy i bought about 200 wee pads from amazon ...needless to say the pup was pretty much fully potty trained in 2 weeks and didnt use the wee pads ..so now Im stuck with them

    I am planning on getting some chicks for my birthday in September, do you think it would be safe to use as bedding for the babies? My only concern is their need to scratch, havent thought that far ahead but what do you guys think?

    Also big fat kudos to this site, it's been so amazingly helpful. Thank you !
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I've read of people using them; I would try them in your situation, for a while anyway.
  3. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use them for the first few days for the chicks and love them! They help keep the brooder dry and you can change it a lot easier. They are really great for ducklings, and I only used them, no shavings for the whole time my ducklings were in the brooder. So I can't see why you can't use them till you run out for your chicks!!
  4. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    I've used them for the first few days after my last chicks hatched. I had a similar situation and used most of my extras for lining in my parrot cages. They worked great but I never would have just purchased them for that - to darn expensive!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  5. trophywife

    trophywife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    thanks guys!!
  6. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    Berry Creek, Ca
    I use them for the first couple days with chicks and always for ducklings. My chicks scratch at them and tear into the pad and start eating it so I only use them for the first week or so. I think it would all depend on age and number of chicks too. 20 chicks here and you have a lot of insigators that open the can of worms!

    ETA: I do actually buy them just for my ducklings!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011

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