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styrofoam eating

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by carriagedriver, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. carriagedriver

    carriagedriver In the Brooder

    Nov 12, 2008
    [​IMG]I've been told that letting your chickens eat stryofoam will make shells harder.. True or not?!?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Now thats the strangest story I've EVER heard.

    NO - giving them egg shells or oyster shell will make their shells harder.
  3. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Quote:uhh... I'm gonna say not... [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So THAT'S why my egg shells are so hard! [​IMG]

    If there's a piece of styrofoam within five miles of their coop, my chickens will find it and devour it!
    So, since I caught them with a flourescent pink piece yesterday that means I should be getting some hot pink eggs right?

    Sorry for my silliness. It won't do anything for their eggs.
  5. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing 10 Years

    What is it about Styrofoam??? Chickie finds it in the neighbor's yard all the time. He gets so excited, calls me over to see what he is eating and seems so proud of his discovery!
  6. I'M On Island Time

    I'M On Island Time In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2008
    Chain O'Lakes IL
    I thought my girls were the only ones that love styrofoam! [​IMG]

    I had put up the pink foam board insulation in their coop...had to replace it all because they ate it. Now it is covered with hard plastic.

    And after that, they now have a taste for the stuff, so anytime we ever have leftovers from a restaurant and it is in a styrofoam container, we have to dump it out of the container or else they will eat that and not the leftover treats.

    Silly [email protected]
  7. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Darn chicks love styrofoam, mine go crazy over it. I keep it away, but they seem to find it where ever.
  8. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    why do they love styrofoam so much? when i take styrofoam outside to put it in the shed, i'm nearly chased down and eaten when i try to seal the "Sty Bucket"!
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I agree! It's weird how they're drawn to the stuff.

    My neighbors swear it was the reason their chooks grew so fast!
  10. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    isnt it bad for them....wont make them sick or kill them?

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