It might sound fine at first, but now it's really worrying. If my chicks can swallow it, they will eat it. Whether it be seeds, plastic, wood shavings, paper towel! They just won't quit! I had them on shavings for a week straight without a problem. And suddenly they ignore their food, and start gulping down every single small shaving in sight. They eat ALOT, enough to make their crop hard. I tried paper towel, but then they ripped that up and ate it too! I switched to a towel, but my parents absoloutly HATE that. The towels only last a day before I have to remove them, and by then they are covered poop so they can't be used again. How the heck do I break this? It's really annoying, worrying, and just plain stupid. I havn't changed much in the last few days at all, one of the chicks just decided to try some shavings, and it liked it. So they all started eating it. they seem fine otherwise, playing, jumping, flapping, drinking. They only eat their food when there isn't anything else to eat. If there's shavings, they'll eat that instead of chick starter. Do I need to keep them on something they can't eat for several days? Will eating this stuff harm them in any way?