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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quailer21, Mar 17, 2013.
Pine shavings are a good bedding in the brooder right?? If not, what else is?
Pine shavings are perfect. I start my day olds on paper for three days or so (easier to move about), then switch to pine shavings. Just don't ever use cedar shavings.
Tractor Supply sells two kinds of pine shavings. You want the one in the white bale that doesn't smell like turpentine. If you're not sure, ask, or look for a bale which has a small hole in it so you can smell it. TSC calls the good stuff in the white bale, "Flake" pine shavings. They're both the same price. Down here in western PA, they call the stuff in the yellow bale which has the turpentine smell, "Fine" pine shavings.
We've always used Aspen shavings because we read about allergies to pine. Can't say for sure that Aspen is better but we haven't had any issues.