Bedding Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bowhunter40, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. bowhunter40

    bowhunter40 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens seem to like to pick through the new pine bedding after it's put down. Apparenlty eating some of it. Should this be concerning? It 's the kind you get at any local feed store. Not much information on the bag label.

    They have plenty of fresh feed nearby, so it's not due to hunger. Thanks for the input and experience.
     
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    My girls do the same thing.
    I think they are just making sure no food is in that new stuff & rearranging it to their liking.
    Eating a few pine shavings shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Mine will do the same thing, too. They also love eating the fresh hay that I put down along with the pine shavings. [​IMG] As long as they don't eat too much of it (which could cause impacted crop...but again, only if they eat A LOT of it), it shouldn't hurt them.
     
  4. Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine "taste" it too. Just like kids...everything goes in their mouths.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've never seen mine eat the shavings but they sure like to rearange it, I also throw Boss in it to give them a little something to do.
     
  6. bowhunter40

    bowhunter40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, all. [​IMG]
     
  7. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
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    On dreary days I chuck a handful of BOSS in for them to scratch up.
     
  8. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine definitely eat the pine shavings and it worries me; apparently doesn't hurt them.
     
  9. shabbyfarm

    shabbyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is Boss ?[​IMG]
     
  10. mkearsley

    mkearsley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is Boss ?[​IMG]

    Boss is Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. Very nice treat. [​IMG]
     

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