Newbie question!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horseemom, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. horseemom

    horseemom Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks (10 days) are eating the wood shavings?? Is this normal? They have plenty of food in the dish they eat. Should I change bedding?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    They may be just pecking around in them...if they are eating them, its not good. They can get impacted crops. Do they seem to have extremely large crops? My babies will peck around in the shaveings as well....but dont seem to be eating them.
     
  3. horseemom

    horseemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, actually eating them? No enlarged crops yet though.
     
  4. horseemom

    horseemom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hay. Should I put that in instead? Crops still look okay.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Change bedding to straw or hay. Its works better. Do NOT let them eat the shavings, it can KILL them.
     
  6. horseemom

    horseemom Out Of The Brooder

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    MAN they are dumb animals! [​IMG]

    They are lucky we love them so much![​IMG]
     

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