Chickens eating bedding?!?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by m0n77, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. m0n77

    m0n77 New Egg

    Feb 28, 2016
    To warm the coop for the winter we put straw in the coop and nesting boxes. I opened the coop for them (this is their first time on straw) and THEY WILL NOT STOP EATING IT! I heard that eating too much straw is dangerous. Is there any way you could prevent from eating? Will they get tired of it eventually? Is it even ok for them to eat such large amounts? PLEASE HELP!
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Why would eating straw be bad? Likely there eating the left over seed in straw.. barley or wheat. .. no biggie. Let the scratch and go thru it all... it's ok

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