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Wood shavings being eaten!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Isairis, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    How do I stop my chicks from eating their brooder woodshaving bedding??!!
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood shavings is hard to digest. . It usally just passes thru them.. I wouldn't worry. .
    Back in the old days people fed sawdust to animals. . But since it was hard to digest. . They soaked it it water first to break down the cellaphene. . I think I have that word right. Then the animals digested it better.
     
  3. Isairis

    Isairis Just Hatched

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    I'm sorry that I'm being a bit daft, but how much can they consume? Should I replace their bedding with something other then pine shavings?
     
  4. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No there fine
     
  5. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valley of the Sun :)
    pine shavings is safe to use with a lot of pets.. also for chickens

    unless you are starving your chickens since beside a few pecking here and there they will not eat much of the pine savings..

    btw, you use fine or flakes?

    use flake pine shavings for less dust and you don't have to worry about them eating them as much
     

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