Baby peeps eating newpaper!

kurby

Songster
11 Years
Feb 21, 2008
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East,Texas
Ok, today they are almost a week old. This is the 1st day of no paper towels in there. I noticed some of the chicks pecking and running with the news paper. Then, I saw them eat it. Is this normal, will it hurt them?
K
 
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Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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WV
I don't use newspapers at all they can still get spraddle legged at that age.....from paper towels I go to good size wood shavings...no cedar....
 

silkhope

Songster
12 Years
Apr 30, 2007
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I have had a few eat newspaper strips and they were fine... I'd give them some entertainment in their brooder. I think mine ate it because they would pick at it, it would tear, tear some more and voila, a paper worm...
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kurby

Songster
11 Years
Feb 21, 2008
133
3
131
East,Texas
Ok I will put down more towels on top of the newspaper.
What should I put in there for entertainment?
K
 

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