Pine shavings for my goslings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by missionsix, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

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    My goslings(3-4 weeks) seem to be eating the shavings. They have just started doing this. Should I be concerned? I have been giving them things to keep them busy, such as, fresh greens, a golf ball and the feed. Also, the store where I purchased everybody suggested that feeding everyone chick starter was ok. This is feeding my goslings and mallard ducklings.
     
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    If they were mine I'd change the bedding to something like puppy pee pads. If they're eating the shavings it could block them up & kill them. or maybe try straw instead, but be sure they don't try & eat that-
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my ducks like to try to eat straw, so maybe flat newspaper, or those pee pads,......
     
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used layers upon LAYERS of newspaper, covered with cloth. When we ran out of rags, we just switched over the plain newspaper. [​IMG]


    BUT, if it gets wet, they still tend to eat it.
     

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