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when can I use grit?

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I just finished my chicken starter and my chick is 6 weeks old and healthy... I think. anyways is it okay to start using grit?
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I believe it is fine to begin offering grit at approximately one week of age, according to the instructions on

the bag of poultry grit. :)

 

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 11/5/15 at 6:15pm

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings in a week....

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings in a week....

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You can use it from day one as long as it's the appropriate size...
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If they free range or are kept in a run then they should get all the grit they need from the ground when they are foraging. No harm in giving additional grit if you feel concerned though.

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Hi,   :frow

 Here ya go. read all 4 posts.  ;)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/891051/the-science-of-feeding-grit-to-poultry

Best Regards,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 11/5/15 at 8:51pm

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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