when to take paper towels off shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lmbee, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. lmbee

    lmbee New Egg

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    Hi! My daughter and I are raising four chicks. They're now five days old. We've had them for three days and started them in a brooder on paper towels over wood shavings because we heard initially they might eat the shavings. This morning we took off the paper towels and they seem obsessed with the shavings -- scratching and pecking. Is this okay and is it okay to remove the paper towels?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like normal behavior. I would think you could remove the paper towels. (I never used them).
     
  3. lmbee

    lmbee New Egg

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    Thanks! That was my gut feeling, but since we're new at this I am glad to hear from experts.
     
  4. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually take the paper towel out after a two days. :)
     

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