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

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    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

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    They poop wooden turds.
     
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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Nothing really...mine eat them a little but soon learn they are not real food. I've never seen any issues from it.
    LofMc
     
  7. pmcont3

    pmcont3 Chirping

    thanks
     

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