Wood Shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dtown2002, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. dtown2002

    dtown2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it fine if chicks eat wood shavings? My 9 day old chicks do nothing but eat, drink, sleep, and dig around in the wood shavings. Also they seem to like to eat the wood shavings. Is this normal? My last batch of chickens didn't do this!
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty normal. Give them a pie plate of dirt to play in instead.
     
  3. dtown2002

    dtown2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure they are not Cedar shavings as those are toxic to chicks and chickens in general.
     
  5. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last batch of chicks ate the shavings like crazy! They are now 16 wks old and doing fine.
     

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