Chipped Paint Eaters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvmyhens, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. luvmyhens

    luvmyhens In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    La Mirada, California
    My 3 hens peck and peck at our house as well as the white picket fence until they loosen the paint and then they eat the chips. I have painted and painted, but they still keep finding loose paint and eat the chips, they are constantly pecking at paint. Are the paint chips harmful to them and is anyone else having this problem?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:They love styrofoam, too, and ribbons, shoelaces, plastic scraps -- you name it.

    I wouldn't worry about the paint unless it was so old it was lead based.

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