Chicks eating hair....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensarefamily2me, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. chickensarefamily2me

    chickensarefamily2me Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is stupid, but my chicks eat my long hair, and dog hair. I pull it out, but I had to pull a hair ball out of a chicks stomach tonight. I'm worried about the other two. I won't let them eat outside the pen anymore, but what can I do for the two chicks that didn't have a hair ball pulled out of them?
     
  2. chickensarefamily2me

    chickensarefamily2me Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone give me some advice? I don't want to hurt them any further.....
     
  3. Crazy4mypeeps

    Crazy4mypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Are they still in a brooder? I don't have any answers, but I'm sure that others will want to know this answer.
     
  4. redstarray

    redstarray Out Of The Brooder

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    do they eat there feathers to? u might want to put a flock block out for them and some shells this may help
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  5. chickensarefamily2me

    chickensarefamily2me Out Of The Brooder

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    They are only two to three weeks old. I won't let them anymore, and they are inside. They also don't eat their feathers. But my adult chickens do!
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chicks should be fine. Just make sure they have access to fine sand, or parakeet grit. You wouldn't beleive what they can digest as long as they have access to grit.

    You can't keep them from putting everything in sight in their mouth, they're kind of like a toddler that way. Thankfully mother nature gave them a crop, which works wonders on undigestables as long as it's stocked with grit.
     
  7. lucyboo

    lucyboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i agree my chickens do the same and they also luv the grit so i hope u can fix the prob.

    <3 lucyboo
     

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