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wood shavings in brooder

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by floppy corona, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. floppy corona

    floppy corona Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to use wood shavings for bedding in my brooder.
    My youngest poult is 11 days. Is it safe to use it now?
     
  2. Charlieandlola

    Charlieandlola Out Of The Brooder

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    I use pine wood shavings starting from day one, the kind you get for bedding horse stalls.

    What are you currently using?
     
  3. floppy corona

    floppy corona Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been using old towels and kitchen roll.........but am almost out of old towels now.....lolol...

    I am sure I read somewhere that its best not to use them initially as they will eat them instead of the food????
    but if you have had no problem then I will give it a go.......[​IMG]
     
  4. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that to somewhere that wood shavings is not good right away because they will eat. I will be picking up my poults soon. so i was wondering the same thing.
     
  5. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used wood shavings for all my chicks and poults. I never had a problem caused by the chips. Just don't use cedar.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I'm afraid of ALL shavings. That's just me being paranoid though. :/
     
  7. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I could get some straw in this area, that's what I'd use. I prefer straw in the coop, nesting boxes, brooder and in the garden, but I cant find bales of straw here in central Texas. So I use shavings.
     

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