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When to stop worrying about eating wood shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SweetSilver, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Every time I remove the paper towels, the chicks go crazy over the wood shavings underneath. They are 1 week old now and I would have removed the towels earlier except they act like it's Christmas when I do. I've seen others' chicks scratch in the shavings and survive. Can I stop fretting over it now?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Usually by 1 week, they know what food is. Keep the feeders at least half full and bedding dry.

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