What is my Chicken Doing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken lover 4, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. Chicken lover 4

    Chicken lover 4 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ever since my neighbors got 5 baby chicks, I have seen them eating their hay bedding. I know that if the bedding is to fine, the chickens my eat it. But in this case, the hay is just like straw. Will this make the chicken sick?

    Just Wondering...
  2. KayTee

    KayTee Songster

    Sep 21, 2012
    South West France
    Dried hay or straw is difficult to digest, and could well result in an impacted crop if they eat too much of it. It will tie up into a ball inside the crop and cause a blockage. How old are the chicks, and how much are they eating?

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