What if a chick swallows some wood shavings??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LaGallinaRoja, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. LaGallinaRoja

    LaGallinaRoja Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2011
    I think my baby Barred Rock swallowed some wood shavings because she keeps opening her beak. I once had an older chick that gobbled down his food so fast that it got stuck in his crop and I had to take him in to the vet...with him, he looked like he was in pain or struggling to breathe. But this chick doesn't look like that...just looks like something is bugging her. I opened her beak and looked down her crop like the vet did to my other chicken, but I didn't see anything lodged in there. I'm worried though. What should I do??
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Pine shavings are ok. Cedar shavings could be a problem (from what I hear).

    All my chicks ate their pine shavings. No one ever got sick from it.

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