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Chickens are eating stryofoam!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ZaneyMama, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Songster

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    My son tore up a styrofoam block and all the little tiny white balls are blowing around the yard. For some reason, the chickens LOVE to eat them as if they're candy.

    Is this going to hurt them???
     

  2. card5640

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    Doubt it mine did the same when I insulated.
     
  3. genuck

    genuck In the Brooder

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    Mine LOVE styrofoam... and that blue board insulation stuff. They used to run out of the coop to go eat it. I finally threw up my hands and said whatever. They seem ok, well other than the fact they love snacking on styrofoam.
     
  4. Wolfwoman

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    *note to self*

    When too broke to buy chicken food, get the blueboard from under the cabin.
     
  5. lavacaw

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    Mine climb/fly to wherever I put it to get it...I have given up trying to keep it away from them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    If they eat enough, they will lay eggs already in the cartons [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:We can only hope! [​IMG]
    Mine destoyed an 18" x 18", 2 inch thick styrofoam box in the course of a day and a half. Didn't hurt them one bit. All insulation board in the coop has been covered; that which they didn't eat their first day in the coop that is.
     

  8. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Songster

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  9. mistyfeather

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    didnt you know, thats how chickens keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter [​IMG] duh.....
     
  10. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    It doesn't hurt them. I suppose they think it's like popcorn.
    You can probably forget about getting fresh 'organic' eggs out of them though. [​IMG]
     

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