chickens eating there way out!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nailjack, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. nailjack

    nailjack Out Of The Brooder

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    My coup is adjacent to my wood shed which has an OSB wall. The chickens are pecking there OSB to pcs. I was told by someone that they seem to be lacking something in there diet. I feed them layer feed which they have access 24-7. I think that they are just board. no pun intended. Any thoughts out there at to what I can do to get them to stop it?
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay..I will be the stupid one here...what is OSB?
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Oriented Strand Board.
    Looks like a bunch of wood chips glued together.

    I would replace the damaged pieces and paint them to seal them.
     
  4. fairladi_chick

    fairladi_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    OSB is plywood that you would use to put on the side of your house before you but brick or vinal siding on,, DH is framer by trade.
     
  5. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh...okay. Now I know what it is. Thank you, thank you!!
     
  6. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could spray it with bitter apple or another really nasty tasting liquid.
    Have you tried hanging a treat in the coop? Maybe a head of cabbage, about three feet off the ground, would keep them entertained.
     
  7. nailjack

    nailjack Out Of The Brooder

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    Cabbage... That's the answer I was hopeing for. They just need intertained. any other ideas out there?
     

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