I just noticed last night some of the chicks eating poop-really gooey stuff. I have the chicks in a playpen,in wood shavings,and feed medicated starter. Am I supposed to be feeding them lettuce or oats? Something new to stop the poop eating? I clean the bedding every few days due to the serious stink,but they are grabibg at the new droppings which I just can't stop.Just like I can not get them not to eat the wood. I think they were born sometime around the end of May. I got them from my kids school.I do a picture blog for the school so they can see the chicks they hatched. http://msmvchicks.blogspot.com/ Just not sure what to do about this poop eating.They get the poop covered shavings and run around like my hens do with a bug,so I am thinking adding a new food or worms would help distract them from the poop.I am sure the kids are checking the blog,so I am trying really hard to keep all these guys healthy and happy.I don't recall my other hens eating poop,or maybe I just never caught them in the act.