My chicks keep eating pine shavings....

Pet Duck Boy

Songster
10 Years
Dec 12, 2009
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I switched them yesterday morning, and though they still ate some of their food. They ate a lot of small shavings. I layed a layer of paper towel on top for the night. I just took it off, but they are at it again. Scratching, pecking, and yes, they are eating some shavings. What do I do? I have 5 RIRs and 1 EE. Is it bad for them?
 

Chipper

Songster
11 Years
Jan 12, 2009
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Washington County, NY
I think I would just keep the shavings covered with paper towels for a few days.
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flgardengirl

Crowing
11 Years
Dec 2, 2009
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I keep mine on paper towels with the shavings underneath. In about a week or so they will be at the corners scratching up the paper towels and it is a great game they play....who can get the towels up and scratch at the shavings underneath and make the biggest mess lol. That is usually when I just take out the paper towels and by then they know what thier food is. I will usually sprinkle some food onto the shavings and let them scratch around and 'find' the food. They love it.
 

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