Please Help! - Chicken eating dirt

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Frostee, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Frostee

    Frostee In the Brooder

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    My 9 month old silkie hen is always let out and she eats the dirt. Is it good for her? Should I put her somewhere where there is no dirt?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    It is eating dirt to get sand and pebbles for its gizzard so it can digest its food let it eat the dirt.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Chickens require dirt, grit, pebbles in order to properly digest food. It is stored in the gizzard and is used to grind food.
     

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