New chicks eat my hair

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bogwitch, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. bogwitch

    bogwitch In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2011
    South Central Wisconsin
    My two week old chicks like to climb on my shoulders, which I think is cute, but while they are up there they often peck at my hair and eat strands of it occasionally. Is this bad for them? Should I be concerned?[​IMG]
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    if there was a hair brush on the ground they would peck it and eat whatever came off it. The chicken digestive system is pretty straight through. Mouth stomach gizzard tush. [​IMG]

    Put your hair up in a hat. I would not encourage it. Our parrot did that and they do it because they are preening you the chicks do it because they are pulling at something that attracted them.


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