Eating Insulation!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JerseyHen, May 31, 2011.

  1. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 28 6 week olds in a 5 x 10 grow out area and they have found a way into the insulation. [​IMG] I thought I had it sufficiently covered and protected. They all seem ok, but should I be concerned? I have, of course, re-secured the area. Not exactly the smartest things when it comes to what they put their beaks around... they ate through the drywall in areas to get at it. [​IMG] They go in the full coop as soon as I can get it properly secured against predators (we had a racoon out in broad daylight examining the area already, must have been exploring the compost area...).
     
  2. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks did the same thing! their poop seemed to go runny for a bit, but we covered up where they had been pecking at the insulation and the runny poop pretty much stopped, I would say that they will probably be fine, but I advise you to block it up because I doubt that large amounts are very good for them....
     

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