pine branches for baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MamaInPajamas, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. MamaInPajamas

    MamaInPajamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I've started composting my Christmas tree that's been sitting in my backyard since New Year's Day. I thought about saving some of the little branches for the babies to practice roosting on when they're a couple of weeks old. Is this a bad idea? Would it be ok to leave some of the pine needles on the branches for them to pick at or would I need to clean them off?

    Thanks,
    Becca
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. It should be fine! I think leaving the needles on wouldn't hurt anything because I put long pine needles in my nest boxes all the time.
     

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