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tekboomer

Hatching
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Apr 23, 2014
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Hello,
I’m Roger. I live in Oregon and I’m a retired 68 year old citizen. My wife and picked up 6 chicks at the local farm and feed store six and half weeks ago. We picked up two Buff Orpingtons, two Red Sex link, and two Ameraucana. I built a 4ft by 4ft brooding box complete with feeder, waterer, heat lamp and etc.
My big mistake was building the box out of Styrofoam sheets. At 3 weeks of age they ate holes thru the side and started poking their heads out. New box is plywood with a wire cover. Just started on the coop.
Plan on visiting this site a lot.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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I just have to laugh not at you but, at the image of those rascals chewing through the Styrofoam and poking their heads through. Styrofoam is like popcorn to chickens, they will eat it wherever they find it. I can't recall anyone saying it caused a problem. Still it's not on the food pyramid.

Welcome to the flock.
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
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Mar 21, 2011
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Welcome to BYC!

Yes, they will eat anything that doesn't eat them first! So glad they survived the styrofoam as it is not easily digested.

Enjoy your new babies and make yourself at home here on BYC. Welcome to our flock!
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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Feb 18, 2011
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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Glad your chicks are OK, the little rascals, chickens do love styrofoam, think every chicken owner has discovered that one way or another.
 

273816

Chirping
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Apr 10, 2014
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Glad to hear you decided to start looking after chicks. Mine are five days away from being three weeks old.
 

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