Is it bad for chicks to each the wood shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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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? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    A few won't hurt them. They'll figure out it's no good to eat. Some grit won't hurt.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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

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

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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

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