What do you use as flooring in your brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuzuki, May 19, 2012.

  1. nuzuki

    nuzuki Hatching

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    Hi all,
    First id like to say great forum, ive only just joined today. I have 3 cuckoo marans and one light sussex chick. I am getting through so much kitchen roll and was wondering what other people use as flooring for their brooders? I have anti slip mat stuff on the floor then 2 layers of kitchen roll, then half of the brooder is covered in a tea towel then a smaller tea towel folded up in the corner on top of the other tea towel. Does that sound alright?

    Thanks for any advice :)
     
  2. Kay56

    Kay56 Chirping

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    Hi..new to chicks as well but i am currently using sand, with aspen chips (mine are two and 1/2 weeks now). The first two weeks I used aspen chips (allergic to pine) with paper towels layed on top. I LOVED that...they are so messy now with wood chips....throw them everywhere....wish I was back on paper towels....just roll them up and throw them away....easy and clean.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    You can use shredded newspaper or wood shavings. Will cost less! I use an old blanket, which I then wash and re-use later.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    When first hatched I put the chicks in a large plastic tub lined with puppy training pads. After they are eating and drinking well, and moving around actively, I switch them to a large (appliance-sized) carboard box lined with heavy plastic covered in pelleted pine bedding, pine shavings, or a combination of both. Get the large size shavings not the fine to prevent them from eating the bedding.
     
  5. ChickiesInUtah

    ChickiesInUtah Chirping

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    Hello! I'm new as well. We lined a plastic tub with butcher paper and topped it with shredded newspaper.
     

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