chicks & redwood trees PICS OF NEW COOP!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cherylcohen, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Just put the 5 week olds in their new coop and sand filled run. Inside the run are two old redwood trees. They peck at the bark and are seemingly eating some of it.

    Should I put something around the trees to limit their access, or do you think it's ok for them to eat it?
     
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  2. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    anyone?
     
  3. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe they are looking for bugs? I hope someone familiar with your area chimes in with an answer..
     
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    thanks...yeah bugs possibly...they are so curious and they peck at anything of course.
     
  5. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is a nifty list of plants that are toxic to chickens on poultryhelp.com, or you can google "plants toxic chickens". I didn't see redwoods on there. You will likely see some listed that will suprise you. Half of what grows here is toxic!

    Chickens will eat anything, so I'm glad you are looking out for them!
     
  6. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red wood should not hurt them and they do peck at EVERYTHING!
    Caroline
     
  7. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Quote:yeah i checked there first too
     
  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cedar tree in mine... no problem @ all. Just a lot of protection from rain and shade in the heat. They also like to play ring around the rosie.
     
  9. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens like to peck anything that will come loose, have you thought about adding something in the run to kind of take their attention away from the tree? Try tieing a head of cabbage up hanging about a foot off the ground. They will fear it at first and maybe for a couple of days but once you peel a piece back and they discover it tastes good they will quickly devour it. Corn on the cobb is cheep right now, try tieing an ear out for them. [​IMG]
     
  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Nothing wrong with it [​IMG] They'll be fine [​IMG]
     

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