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Question about chicks, outside, grit, and rocks......agh!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenschicks1018, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. jenschicks1018

    jenschicks1018 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 3 weeks old and I want them to be able to play outside for a few. We live in Southern Arizona so I am not too worried about the temp. I do have a verrrrryyy rocky yard. Not the rock you buy but the God given natural kind...lol. I am worried the chicks will swallow something they aren't supposed too....am I being silly goose or what? Thanks for the help:[​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You are a silly goose [​IMG] Chickens eat EVERYTHING. I am sure that if your yard is free of poisons and pesticides it is just fine them to romp through the rocks and eat bugs.
     
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    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will eat almost everything that they know (instinctively) they shouldn't eat.
     
  4. jenschicks1018

    jenschicks1018 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you sooo much for your help. I did take them outside and loved sitting and watching them explore their new play yard.
     

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