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Eating Real Food and Not Shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sebloc, May 13, 2016.

  1. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello
    I've noticed that my chicks have been pecking at the ground constantly. Even though I do see them eating their real food, it seems as if they may (or may not) be eating the shavings. I don't think they're actually eating the shavings, I wonder if there's bugs flying around in the brooder, which may be what they're pecking at. How would I prevent this? They're almost 2 weeks old now. We could try putting paper towel down, but I don't know if they'll still peck/eat the shavings after removing them.
    Help?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Its quite normal for chicks to peck around - its their way of investigating their surroundings. If its a concern, then sure, put paper towels over the wood shavings.

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  3. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K thanks.
     

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