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Dog hair + chicks ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tala, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I just pulled a long dog hair out of one of my chicks' beaks. She acted like it was really bothing her I guess it was "tickling" as it was stuck in her throat.

    They won't choke to death on dog hair do you think??
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    They shouldn't, for some reason i remember my chickens going to pick the hair off of my great pyrenees while she slept.. Never could figure out why, but they did it.
     
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Hair like feathers is mostly protein. Chickens will eat feathers for protein so i guess that would include hair.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I figure they just find them, because my dog is shedding "fur bunnies" all over the place, including some into the brooder. It's not like they're picking them off the dog! lol
     

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