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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltsrox, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright so I am raising 2 new baby chicks, for the first time ever, and i love them so much their hutch is in my room,(boy do they keep me up at night,whew!) and they flutter around so much they get the pine stuff everywhere so i was wondering their like 5-6 weeks old i think and i was wondering if i should put something else that could be less expensive but most importantly alot less messier!
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why don't you move them to somewhere more appropriate? Chickens are messy. [​IMG]
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    How about outside! [​IMG]
     
  4. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, i'm going to... when they get older i just know these are MY baby chicks and theres a good chance won't raise chicks until i'm like 50 or whatever, so iwant the fool expiernece... outside is so... outside!!!!lol. no suggetsions, though?
     
  5. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    You won't raise any more till you're 50? Wow. [​IMG]

    No suggestions, really. Chicks/chickens create a LOT of dust. I don't think there's any getting around that.
     
  6. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw crushed corn cobs at the feed store the other day. I don't know if your chicks would mistake it for feed, but it didn't look nearly as dusty as shavings. Of course, I've never tried it so I could be wrong. Maybe someone else will speak up that's tried them.
     
  7. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Mine were in my hubby and I's room but I only lasted about a week, the light, mess and noise got to me. They have their own shed outside and are now very happy. I was trying to fing something less messy and the lady at the feed store said hay was cheaper but it was really dustly and bother some peoples allergies. Well Good Luck.
     
  8. coltsrox

    coltsrox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright i thought i head someone use grass....what about that?
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Just remember in all the dust is dried poo which is getting all over everything as well. Has taken me 3 weeks to clean up after mine after they were in my bathroom 2 weeks. This included painting to try to cover up the smell that eventually permeates everything!!
     
  10. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Yea it took me forever to vaccume all the shavings up, everytime I thought it was done more would appear! lol it was a mess I couldn't wait to get them out of my house and I was the one that wanted them inside until it warmed up. I just went and bought an extra heat lamp instead.
     

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