Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JudyLPB, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. JudyLPB

    JudyLPB New Egg

    Apr 19, 2013
    Hello our chickens beaks are a bit pointy and we heard you can put cinder blocks in there for them to peck at to dull them...we have a few patio pavers from menards and were wondering if those are safe for them to use. We weren't sure if there are dyes or what have you in them... Thanks all!
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I think that chicken beaks are always pointy, easier to spear yummy worms with.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    The pavers should be fine. I see my birds using tree sections, bricks, rocks, pretty much whatever. Even if they had the colored cement they'd be okay, as the birds aren't ingesting the material.

    Plus, if you put the pavers out in your run, bugs and worms will accumulate under them. Go out once a week or so and flip them over and call your flock for a tasty treat for them and entertainment for you!

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