Eating paper towels

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hipmarye, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. hipmarye

    hipmarye Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    I looked in on our six little ones when I heard a fuss and saw the oldest (12 days old) running around the box with at least a 2 inch strip of paper towel hanging out her mouth. I attempted to catch her, but she was running darting back and forth being chased by the others so by the time I had her she had swallowed the strip of paper. I immediately took up the sheets of paper towels in the box. Of course now they are all pecking away at the shavings. I'm concerned that little Sunshine might get stopped up and die. Does anyone know of this ever happening? Ugh,[​IMG] HELP!
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Just give them a bit of grit and they will be fine. They try to eat everything at first.
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    And CHASE ME!!!! is their favorite game![​IMG]

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