Pine shavings for my goslings?

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

  1. missionsix

    missionsix Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2009
    Sunriver , OR (Bend)
    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

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    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

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    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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