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Will they eat the plastic?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alethea, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    The chickens' yard abuts an outdoor workshop which has plastic sheeting which protects from wind but lets light in. The chickens have been pecking the plastic. We're eventually going to reinforce it lest any predators notice the holes and decide to enlarge them. In the short run, will the chickens eat the plastic? Do we need to do something now until we are ready to reinforce?
  2. chickenhawk73

    chickenhawk73 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2011
    haw river
    They will peck out of curiosity, but they should not eat the plastic.It could create small escape routes for small chicks if not reinforced.
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Even if they do eat rigid plastic/acrylic it's inert and wouldn't harm them. Would act as grit then pass through.

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