Will it hurt chicks when they eat the pine shavings bedding?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by funonahonda, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Our chicks are 2 or 3 days old. We had cardboard on the bottom of the brooder and it was really yucky so we changed there bedding to pine shavings and now they are scratching in it and eating the little pieces.
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Nah, they eat anything that doesn't eat them first!! Just doen't put any cedar bedding in there
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    give them some chick grit to help break it down if nec. If they are not eating their reg food. take the pine shavings out and put in puppy pee pads. They are soft so there are no foot problems. Later you can re-add the pine shaving when they are a little older. Jean

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