Are fine pine chips Ok for 1 wk old chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenfever, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 week old chicks and I have heard not to use fine pine chips, but I was unable to find any course pine chips. Does anyone know if it is Ok to use the fine stuff now or will they still try to eat it?
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I've used the coarse and the fine pine shavings and not had any problems either way.

    If you are really worried about it, then put down a layer of the shavings and cover them with a layer of paper towels.
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I put the fine pine shavings in and I have actually seen a few of them them eating small pieces. Should I take them back out or cover them up? I would think by now they would know what is food and what isn't.
     

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