Chicks eating some of the pine shavings

Wissa38

Songster
8 Years
Jan 21, 2012
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104
Hi,

I had my chicks on newspaper for the first week and a half and just changed that out for pine shavings. They have been pecking at the shavings for the past few hours now and do seem to be eating some of the smaller pieces. They had been eating well before this, so I'm not concerned that they don't know what their food is. I'm just wondering if ingesting some of the pine shavings will harm them.

I'm assuming they're just curious and will eventually stop eating it.

Kristen
 

dancingflower68

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 26, 2012
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93
Manteca, CA
Mine are 4 weeks old on Tues, and they do they same thing, and have been for awhile. As far as I can tell, and from other people's experiences regarding this, they will be fine!! I just keep watching their poops...can't seem to stop ever since they had pasty butt the first week!! Everything keeps coming out fine and healthy!! I'd say not to worry!!
 

Achickenwrangler#1

Songster
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
2,431
106
183
west virginia
Really pretty normal, it new to them so tasting it and playing with it entertains them. They will eat their food. They also might be eating bits of food that got flung out of the feeder.
 

Wissa38

Songster
8 Years
Jan 21, 2012
51
17
104
Thanks for the replies. I feel much better. Being a first timer can be a bit stressful!
 

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