Yes it is. It can get stuck in their tummies. I only use newspaper and paper towel. They eat the paper once in a while but it seems to come back out pretty easy. I would change to paper or something that will disolve.
I hope my ducklings will be okay, they are under a broody hen(chicken) in a nest of shavings and hay. but the feed and water area is newspaper.
being under a mama hen, will they be okay as far as not eating the shavings? mama should hopefully show them where to go to eat.
now I'm worried. I don't want to lose any.
I've read that this doesn't always happen, some people have gotten away safely with using shavings. so, fingers crossed mama shows them proper.