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Eating Real Food and Not Shavings

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Hello

I've noticed that my chicks have been pecking at the ground constantly. Even though I do see them eating their real food, it seems as if they may (or may not) be eating the shavings. I don't think they're actually eating the shavings, I wonder if there's bugs flying around in the brooder, which may be what they're pecking at. How would I prevent this? They're almost 2 weeks old now. We could try putting paper towel down, but I don't know if they'll still peck/eat the shavings after removing them. 

Help?

Thanks!


Edited by sebloc - 5/13/16 at 3:50am
6 chickens; 2 rhode island reds, 2 buffs, and 2 barred rocks. Also a tortoise :D
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post #2 of 3

Its quite normal for chicks to peck around - its their way of investigating their surroundings. If its a concern, then sure, put paper towels over the wood shavings.

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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K thanks.

6 chickens; 2 rhode island reds, 2 buffs, and 2 barred rocks. Also a tortoise :D
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6 chickens; 2 rhode island reds, 2 buffs, and 2 barred rocks. Also a tortoise :D
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