what do i use for bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylakian, May 12, 2010.

  1. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]i have just moved my 5 week old chicks into a run inside my barn which has a concrete floor have put down straw and also put in the bottom part of their brooder is straw ok
     
  2. Barbeque

    Barbeque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use pine shavings, but I'm no expert at all, I'm just saying what I would use.
     
  3. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read it's fine--not as absorbent as wood shavings but they like to peck the straw seeds out. No experience, though.
     
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  4. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    ive got wood shaving in bit they sleep in and put straw in run as thought concrete might hurt their feet:weee
     
  5. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straw is very safe to use. They can eat it too. My chicken oven make a nest and hatch chicks in my goat pen that is knee high in straw.
     
  6. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    thats ok then hubby says i spoil them more than him
     
  7. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you DO NOT USE cedar you are good with almost any wood shavings/chips. I preffer shavings because of their larger size. If you use small wood chips watch out to see they aren't eating them. a lil scratching pecking is fine, but out right eating them is bad!!!

    Good Luck and God Bless!
     
  8. kaylakian

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    its ok they arnt cedar we use it for our rabbits and chinchillas to
     

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