Eating the Bedding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zark, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. zark

    zark Chirping

    Jul 1, 2007
    I have Barred Rocks that are 18 days old. Moved them into the coop on wood shavings. They are just kicking up the chips and eating the saw dust. Is this going to be a problem?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Were they on the wood chips in the brooder? If so, I would say they are jsut scratching around. Do you see them eat thier feed? As long as they are eating, should be fine. If they are not eating the feed, you might want to take the chips out, for a few days.
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    My babies did that for a day or two.......along with eating their food...... then I do not think you have to worry .....

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