When to put new chicks on Shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    When I received my new chicks one week ago, the hatchery sent me some instructions that said I needed to lay down some paper towels for the new chicks to start on. My question is, how soon should I put the chicks on shavings? Also, how many days do I need to keep the draft shield up? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go right onto pine shavings. Never had aprobem with them eating any of it.
     

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