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pine shavings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pmcont3, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. pmcont3

    pmcont3 Chirping

    Our chicks are 5 days old. Brooder has been layered with paper towel. At what point can we had pine shavings with out them trying to eat them?
  2. lynnehd

    lynnehd Songster

    Jan 1, 2015
    Vancouver, Wa.
    I've read at about 5-7 days. At first they grab them up, but seem to drop them, by a week mine might pick them up, but didn't follow through and actually eat them. Now they just scratch and pick through the shavings, at 3 weeks.
  3. pmcont3

    pmcont3 Chirping

    what happens if they eat the shavings?
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I give mine three days on the paper towels.
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama

    They poop wooden turds.
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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing 7 Years

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Nothing really...mine eat them a little but soon learn they are not real food. I've never seen any issues from it.
  7. pmcont3

    pmcont3 Chirping


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