Is it ok that our new babies

YoungChickenOwner

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 25, 2008
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Albuquerque, NM
Not really. Put a layer of paper towels over the shavings...

I should say something more like, if your like me, and it bothers you there eating shavings. Put paper towels over till there a little older. Then you will have less worries?
 
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Wynette

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Sep 25, 2007
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Michigan
They often do eat little pieces of pine shavings. All of mine (even the adults) do it, and it hasn't caused any issues...kind of difficult to get them to stop, actually! It's more important the first 3 days that they know what's food and what's not. Good luck, and welcome!
 

Stormhorse23

Songster
12 Years
Aug 22, 2007
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3
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Indiana
Completely normal. As long as it isn't big pieces or in large amounts, your good! Its already been said, but my adults even have a Pine Snack every once in a while
 

JimnJanet

Songster
11 Years
Jan 29, 2008
537
1
159
S.W Pa.
Thanx all for the responses. I'm thinkin that i jist may remodle my brooder, an aquarium, by putting a raised hardware cloth floor in it.
 

Mixed chicks

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
8
1
7
I bought some young pullets that had been raised on hardware cloth flooring and were missing toes and toenails from the experience.
 

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