Days olds eating poop and bedding question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blessedmamato3, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I bit the bullet and put them on medicated feed for the first several days; however, I ordered their organic starter feed (non medicated) from azure, which I will have Saturday. I plan to switch them to that Monday. Since they are eating each other's poop, will this be ok?

    Also, we made a 4x4 brooder out of OSB and put a divider in, so that 2/3 is open to them and we can put them in the other side when cleaning the other side out. I put pine shavings on the bottom, newspaper on the top and then paper towel on top of that. Is this setup ok?
     
  2. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
    Why are they eating poop? Im not really sure if it would be ok or not cuz i dont really know about the medicated food, sorry
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I don't think eating poop has a thing to do with what food they're on in this instance. Chicks just do some weird stuff. It should be ok.
     
  4. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I mentioned the medicated food in case eating poop would spread something around. They all appear healthy, but I'm a newbie and want to cover my bases.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If they were going to spread something around they'd already have done it. You should be ok.
     
  6. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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