What happen if baby chicks eat some pine litter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    Piedmont, South Dakota
    I just got my baby chicks. I have a sheet over the pine litter, but I see that they have pecked at some of it. What happens if they eat some?

  2. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I don't think it would effect them at all. They're still babies and they like to peck everything in sight. [​IMG]
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    this too shall pass. [​IMG]
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Songster

    They'll be fine. Just babies exploring their environment. It won't hurt them. But provide grit so they can grind up the wood fibers.

  5. Cab the Mane

    Cab the Mane In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    yep. I'd say provide some form of grit free choice for them, and they'll pick it up as needed. All my chicks still love to snack on some pine flakes here and there...
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I had a couple chicks with the pine chip addiction. I offered sand/grit to help break down the chips.

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