Wood Chips Or Hay???? Any Advise

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tracie70, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Tracie70

    Tracie70 In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2010
    I heard that hay isn't good for baby chicks? Because of the seeds in it can make them choke. Now my chicks are ranging from 4 months to six months. I was wondering if there is any downfall to putting the hay in there coop now. I am thinking it would be easier for me? I did do the hay at first until I read about that seed and the choking thing. So I switched right away to wood chips. But I thought for me the hay was easier to clean. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Hay or straw works just fine in a coop. I've never had a problem with either.

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