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post #501 of 1018 Old 05-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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There's lots of peep peep peepin' going on under my banty hen this morning ... can't wait to get home to see how many we have.. she was sitting on 10.
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post #502 of 1018 Old 05-06-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Congrats HCG!! The cardboard will be fine as long as you put down an extra layer to absorb their waste, then replace it every other week or so depending on how wet they get it. I switched from foam covered with shavings to cardboard/shavings, I like it MUCH better...
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Babies in the inc are rockin and rollin!! Only 3 more days till cuteness! I'm so stoked!!
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Having attempted to raise chicks in a cardboard box (friend dropped off sickly ones and I wasn't about to put them in with mine), no cardboard will not work.

Chicks dump water, they make watery poops, they make a MESS and cardboard will not hold up, even if you are conscientiously replacing the shavings.

Not to mention the fire risk from a heat lamp over bone dry cardboard.

Plastic storage bin, shavings, food, water and heat lamp. I've raised dozens like this.
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post #504 of 1018 Old 05-06-2013, 01:20 PM
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Delfina .. cardboard may not be your choice, or it might not work for YOU, but I've raised every chick I've ever raised in cardboard. There are ways to do it, and it's cheap when they do "wear it out" .. I just get another box..
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Don't you just love how the babies knock their water over and make poop soup?
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Don't you just love how the babies knock their water over and make poop soup?
Which is quickly followed by disintegrated box.

Maybe I had extra messy chicks but I was changing their shavings 2x a day and the bottom literally fell out of the extra-thick trampoline box I had them in and oh what a MESS that was.

Plastic bin isn't expensive since it's a one-time purchase.

I used disposable hospital bed pads this go round, layered a couple on the bottom with a thin layer of shavings on top. My absolutely FAVORITE chick bedding so far, just pull the corners of each pad to the middle, dump the shavings/poop mess into the compost and the pad into the trash. No poop soup or even damp bedding so far, the pads absorb it all.
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I do like the absorb pads .. I put them in my rabbit carrier bottoms also!
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Hmmm, I have a corrugated plastic "corral" then put the cardboard underneath for insulation and moisture control. Not once did they spill their water dish, I did have some paper towels down when they were young and it leached water out of the dish. I scraped the shavings up and it dried out overnight. The poop scraped off nicely too. Maybe we have different strengths of CB over here?
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Here's my setup, I tape the corral to the cardboard to keep the shavings from... "migrating..." LOL!



I think there were a little too warm that day... I need a weaker bulb.

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post #510 of 1018 Old 05-06-2013, 06:21 PM
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OKay here are your pictures. They are in a plastic storage container for now. One question. Its pretty hot outside and in our house as well. Like our house temp is 75 and outside its 80. We put the heat lamp on and they all ran to the farthest corner. We turned it off and they came back. We ended up coloring a incondensant bulb red. That seemed perfect . They are acting completely normal now. Is that okay for now? When we move them we will use a heat lamp.
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