pecking at poop?

Saerasx

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 6, 2014
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Beaverton, OR
this is really gross sounding but I caught at least two chicks pecking at poop, I clean the brooder many many times a day (Im a stay at home mom), is there a way to prevent this? It cant be healthy...
 

iwiw60

Crowing
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
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650
336
Central Oregon
What type of bedding are you using in your brooder box? If it's pine shavings, my girls do the same thing occasionally, too. I think they do it out of curiosity more than anything else...silly little girls!
 

azelgin

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
1,277
50
193
S.E. AZ
Yeah, they do that. They'll get over it, once they figure out its not food. Same with wood chips and whatever else you put in their space.
Just wait until you see what full grown chickens will try and eat.

Maybe someone else will have an idea. I just make sure their feeder is always full and wait for them to get over it.
 
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