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How to make chicken stop eating concrete?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eduedp, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. eduedp

    eduedp Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2015
    Hi. I have a 1y old sex link, and she started eating all my houses wall concrete.
    At the begining it was OK, but now I have several holes in my wall, ita becoming problematic.
    What can I do to force her stop doing this?
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Do u think it may be a vitamin deficiency? Or a need for grit? That's where I would start at least.

  3. eduedp

    eduedp Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2015
    There are plenty of grit right beside her. Haha
    I dont know about vitamin deficiency, i use a grit that claim to have a lot of vitamins.
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    You are offering grit free choice? Never heard of a grit that has vitamins. Can you post a picture or a link of the particular brand you are using?
    Grit is usually just crushed granite. As far as her eating the side of the house, you would need to block her access to it by placing a board over it or fencing it off. What type of food(s) do you feed?
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    Is it a thin layer of concrete like material over Styrofoam? If so the chicken is after the foam they love it for some reason

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