When do you introduce proper bedding.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmyWho, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. AmyWho

    AmyWho Chirping

    Sep 9, 2013
    Portland, OR
    From what I've read, day 3 seems to be when most recommend to switch from paper towels to proper bedding.
    It's day 3 and I just tossed a handful of straw into my brooder. The girls went crazy. They're scratching around and faux dust bathing in it.
    They never bothered trying to scratch around on the paper towels, but they're acting so grown up in the straw.

    When do you introduce bedding, and what kind do you use?

    My babies....they're growing up so fast. [​IMG]
  2. midwestmommy

    midwestmommy In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    I put mine in pine shavings when I brought them home from the store at 1 and 2 days old. They were already in shavings there.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I've always used shavings from day one and never had a splay leg or any other issues.

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