Chickens are eating pine shavings

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lillichloe, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pullets are eating the pine shavings used for bedding. They seem to just love it. They of corse are still eating their feed, I just concerned that eating wood shavings is bad for them. Anyone have any thoughts on if it's ok or not. Should I use different bedding/litter?
     
  2. Niki Chickens

    Niki Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been told that pine is ok but never get cedar. Mine eat it sometimes too!
     
  3. hollilynn

    hollilynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine used to eat it also. They are now 20 weeks old and thriving. My guess is they ate less than appeared;)
    I did change to the larger shavings around 8 weeks old and then they stopped altogether.
     

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