Rest in peace Sunfish
Whenever I see my chickens in the coop they are eating mouthful of pine shavings. Is it bad for them?
Sometimes I think their crop is full of pine shavings and not their food but i dont know that because Im not with them the whole day.I use aspen myself but yes, they DO eat them! A lot more often than I would’ve thought would be ok but so far no issues with anyone. But mine eat them too.
There is nothing else available I don’t have leaves. Also idk I you know like I see them eating a few pine shavingsI doubt they’re eating as much as it seems, or else they’d already be showing signs of distress.
You can try to get something other than pine, I use aspen bc it is a (slightly more) clean bedding- but there are many options. I’ve also been using pine needles on the ground due to mud lately- works good, cheap, and they don’t seem to mess with them other than to dig. I was giving them dumps of fall leaves once a week or so which they also loved. Just depends on what is available to you.