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From: Carol Christophe
Lombard, IL
What is the best thing to put down in the bottom of the brooder box? Last year I used really fine wood shavings but the chicks kept carring into the water dish and then the wood absorbed the water.

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From: Ken Koelkebeck
Extension Specialist, Poultry
Department of Animal Sciences
Still, the best material for the brooder box is pinewood shavings. Maybe you could get a larger size. Pine shavings is still the best since it absorbs fecal material. A pet store should be able to supply. You'll just have to clean out the water dish often, which would be some work.

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