Baby peeps eating newpaper!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kurby, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    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....
     
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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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... [​IMG]
     
  4. kurby

    kurby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will put down more towels on top of the newspaper.
    What should I put in there for entertainment?
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  5. Tuffoldhen

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    I don't do entertainment....they eat, drink and sleep.... [​IMG]
     
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