When can they have shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kaitie09, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

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    We have 2, 1 1/2 week old EEs that are getting big fast. We are going camping in 2 weeks and they are going to be moving outside then. The area thery are going in is in the coop, but in the storage section. We have used it multiple times for broodies, and we raised our ducks in there. I'm just wondering if by at 3 weeks, they can have shavings in the pen with them?
     

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    Most people only brood on paper towel for the first couple of days. Once they figure out what food is, they don't bother the shavings too much.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    Sure. Some people brood on shavings from day one.
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

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    Our winter brooder is shavings and they go straight from the incubator into the brooder.
     
  5. turbodog

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    Mine have been on shavings with no problems.
     
  6. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

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    We normally never put them on shavings until they go outside, which is normally 6wks. Thanks for the help.
     

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