wire floor for newly hatched chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bkvail, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a solid bottom brooder, but I would prefer to use a wire bottom brooder if I could (it has 1/2''x1/2'' wire). So much easier to keep clean. Could I use this for newly hatched welsummer chicks? (they aren't hatched yet, just thinking ahead).
  2. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    I think you should be alright with that. You might want to just lay some newspaper over the wire for the first couple days but after that it sounds good.


    Edit: I think paper towels would probably be better than newspaper. It would give them more traction to help prevent spraddle.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009

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