when are the paper towels no longer needed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mommysongbird, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I decided on using paper towels in our brooder over pine shavings, how long do you use them??

    Also how often do you clean/replace the paper towels? I have been doing it once a day and even removing some shavings sometimes. Is this enough or should I remove the towels more often?? We have 10 chicks that are 5 and 4 days old.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I change to pine shavings as soon as they are eating and drinking. Some folks never use paper towels at all. I'd remove them now.

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