Grass for new babies?

grandmaof5

Songster
10 Years
Aug 8, 2009
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5
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Central N.S.
My babies' supposed hatch day is tomorrow, so we should be able to get them up very soon. I'm wondering if I can use grass clippings in their little box? Would grass hurt them when they are so little? We'll be using a cardboard box that a stove came in, cut down to 24" high, for the first couple of weeks...
 

noodleroo

Snuggles with Chickens
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
2,458
18
171
Rockport, Tx
Granted that if they were with a mother hen on grass, they would probably eat some BUT they would have a momma to tell them what they should do. I don't believe that there is a reason to put the grass in this early. You might wait a couple of weeks and be sure to include some dirt or grit. When we take on the responsibility of raising babies, we have to be careful to provide everything they need, not just part of it. Nature provides a complete package; momma, dirt, grass, water, bugs......
 

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