When can I remove the paper towels??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rambunctious, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. rambunctious

    rambunctious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lil poop machines. I have been using paper towels on top of the bedding (the usual shavings) to keep them from picking...but they seem to be taking to the FF well. They're 3 days old.
     
  2. critterwhisper

    critterwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just arrived this morning and i have changed the papertowels twice and their water 3times.lmao they are very much pooping/machines :)
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    I take the paper towels away when they are eating out of the food dish. About 3 days or so.
     
  4. rambunctious

    rambunctious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, it doesn't matter if the chicks end up picking up the pine shavings and running around with it??
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they seem to know where the food is and are eating it they should be fine.
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    Shouldn't matter.
     

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