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why are they eating the hay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crzychicken, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

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    My hens are eating the hay/straw that is in their nesting boxes How can I stop them ? should I remove it? and just use shavings
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Its edible. They are telling you they need some greens, some roughage, some more food that is not chicken feed. [​IMG]

    ON a different note - if they eat too much it cause an impacted crop. Give them some greens to feast on.
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Songster

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    If you just put the hay in the nest,Its most likely to have the seed heads still in the hay and thats what there after
     
  4. 39jdeere

    39jdeere In the Brooder

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    Hello
    throw a head of cabbage an some spinach greens they love it
    good roughage an good for them
     

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