10-day chick ate paper towel - would grit help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by allpeepedout, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    I have kept the chicks on paper towels for ease and cleanliness, and haven't seen any eating of it until today. A little wild-looking EE pulled off and snarfed down a strip of paper towel about 1 in. + long, up to 1/2 in. wide. They are fed only chick starter and have not had any grit. Will this pass through the chick OK? Would providing grit help? It seems OK so far, after a couple of hours.

    Thanks for any tips. First time owned by peeps. Not sure how much to worry. They are a blast and, of course, this one's my fav.
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    I wouldn't worry they eat far worse when they get older and as far as grit I have never given any of my chicks it. [​IMG]

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