When should i put in pine shavings??

chickenlad95

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 16, 2010
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When should i put in pine shavings??
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i have 40 they are about 2 weeks old
thanks ahead
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Forks, WA
Well first,
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- I actually had Pine Shavings in with my 1 day old Marans and 1 week old Ameraucanas, sooo. . . Honestly I think they're fine with it now.
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Someone may say otherwise, but far as I've always seen and my experience goes to - They're fine even when really young. They may peck at it with curiousity, but that should be about it.
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Curious, what breeds do you have?
 

Hunny

Songster
9 Years
Feb 22, 2010
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I just put them in with my week olds. They pecked for the first day or so, but seem to be fine
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And happy!
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
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Forks, WA
What lovely array of breeds!
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I'd guarantee to you that your Brahmas will be such amazing girls! I know I really love mine.
 

tammyd57

Songster
9 Years
Feb 12, 2010
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Central Valley, California
I start with shavings. If the chicks are only a day or 2 old, I put paper towels over part of it and sprinkle their food there so they can find it easily. After a day or 2 the paper towels come out & the chick feeder goes in. I've not had any problems this way.
 

chickenlad95

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 16, 2010
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haha thank you and i hope so....i have to sell a bunch tho but i will probaly keep a couple of the LB
 

ozark hen

Living My Dream
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Apr 4, 2007
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I start with a layer of paper towels and about a week or slightly less I switch to shavings. They know where their food is by a week. They will "try" the shavings at first but like I said, they know where the food is by now. Good luck and we would love to see pics.
 
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