What is the best bedding for raising chicks with a broody ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to get rid of most of the pine chips. Snow the momma is taken out at ounce a day to got to the bathroom. What would be the best bedding for the brooder house?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I prefer pine shavings myself, but I've used straw, sand and rubber shelf liner for brooders...
     
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying. Did the chicks eat the shavings? [​IMG]
     
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't use a hen to raise chicks but in the brooder I strongly prefer pine pellets over pine shavings.
     
  5. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where do you get those?
     
  6. we use hay, it works well, keeps them warm and its fun to watch them play in it (ive had not hen raised chickies fight over hay XD, and they dont even eat it, just chase each other around to get it!)
     
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    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the pine shavings from TS! Only 4.99 a bag. Cheapest I found. They will pick at it but don't really eat it. Just being chickens.[​IMG]
     
  8. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Everyone. Chicks should be here tomarrow.

    My chicks would do the same thing like with the hey, but with crickets. We call it chicken basketball.
     

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