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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post


You can use play sand in a pinch. However, grit is very inexpensive but they quickly outgrow the 3 sizes for chickens.

If I just had a few chicks and wasn't going to get more any time soon, I'd stick with the sand till about 3 weeks if large fowl, 5 weeks if bantams.
Chick grit is useless for older birds.
If they only have chick starter they don't absolutely need grit but it does help develop the gizzard.
I would just sprinkle some of the smallest particles of sand on top of the feed once or twice the first week. After that put a little in a separate container.
If you feed things other than starter, (which I don't recommend) they must have appropriately sized grit.

In the following link there is a list of grit sizes and the ages they are for.
http://www.tccmaterials.com/product.cfm?id=605
post #12 of 14
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Awesome thanks for the welcome and info yall. I'll check out the search and the sizes.
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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