Garden Mulch and small rock....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by donnap1967, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Songster

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    I have a little fenced in side yard I would like to take the chicks out to play in. It's great because there is plenty of room for little ones and it's completely fenced in. I would sit and watch them there. It's getting hard letting them play in the front yard because they are too near the road and getting too quick at 3 1/2 wks old.

    The thing is that there is a lot of small white rocks from a previous owner where they had used the area for shrubs and put decorative rock around it and there is garden mulch all in there. I raked out as much rock as I could but there is more scattered about. Would either be harmful for the chicks?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Rocks should be fine. Eating rocks is good for them in small sizes as it acts as grit to aid in digestion.

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