Chicks eating peat moss?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by avodah, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. avodah

    avodah New Egg

    Feb 1, 2017
    My chicks are 4 days old. I put them on large drawing paper (I Got a TON of it for free) . I was reading about people using peat moss in their brooder, and since I had an extra bag I added some of it to mine. The chicks are SOO happy! There scratching arround on it and pecking at it. I made two piles of it away from the lamps (I heard it was flammable and I don't have enough to cover the whole thing. My only worry is that their eating some of it. Is this ok? I'm feeding them fermented chicken starter.

    *all the hippies out there: I know the deal with peat moss, I just have 1/2 a bag left so I figured I would put it to good use.
  2. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2015
    I wouldn't give it to chicks because it is flammable, save it for their dust bath area.
    I gave my chicks a sandy brooder this time ,
    It's great and they get grit without even meaning too !!
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017

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