Is it bad for chicks to each the wood shavings?

gumpsgirl

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My chicks are 3 weeks old and I have been using wood shavings in their brooder for the last 2 weeks. I upgraded the brooder to a large box today and at first they didn't know what to think. Some even acted a little scared. They all know where their food is and are eating and drinking just fine. There are a few who have started scratching in the mulch/wood shavings and are eating them. Will this hurt them?
 

twigg

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Mostly they are scrathing and looking for bugs. It's instinct, and very cute


They will pick up shavings, but they won't eat many.
 

gumpsgirl

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Quote:I guess I will have to go pick some up tomorrow. Thanks!
 

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