Will they eat the plastic?

Alethea

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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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?
 

chickenhawk73

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 19, 2011
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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.
 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 16, 2010
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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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