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Bedding advice for chicks

Hi I'm hatching eggs in incubator , then putting under electric brooder

What is the best bedding to use under then on concrete floor ?

Straw chip
Straw
Shredded paper or other

Any advice welcome

jjsuper
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

I use layers of newspaper for first few days.
Easy to remove top sheets when dirty.
I also use large shavings.

Gerry Dolan
Thursday, June 7th, 2018

I too use newspaper for first week, but with kitchen paper on top, ( cheap variety ) I then change to wood shavings, I get a big bag in my local co op store ( around Ä9 ) it lasts ages should do a good few hatches for you

christmasdiane
Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Brilliant thanks , at what age approx do you change to the shavings ?
Hatched out today so are on the paper now , very content

jjsuper
Thursday, June 7th, 2018

I use shavings straight away, and I find it works great.
Please donít use newspaper as it can be slippery and chicks can get splay leg from it.

FionnG
Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Ya, thatís why I use kitchen paper on top,you will need to change it every day as it gets dirty very quickly, I change to wood shavings at a week.

christmasdiane
Friday, June 8th, 2018

Thanks

jjsuper
Friday, June 8th, 2018

Woodshavings from day one,never had a problem.

nama-man
Sunday, June 10th, 2018


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