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My chicks are two weeks old almost and I'm wondering if they can have the oyster shell grit?? Or if they need it yet?? They seem healthy, happy & content in their brooder for now
With their crumble and some plain Greek yoghurt here n there. Thanks for any info smile.png
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Throwing a sod of grass (soil n all) into the brooder will help them get the grit that they need - and they'll have fun with it too!

 

All the best

 

CT

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Originally Posted by Karen711 View Post

My chicks are two weeks old almost and I'm wondering if they can have the oyster shell grit?? Or if they need it yet?? They seem healthy, happy & content in their brooder for now
With their crumble and some plain Greek yoghurt here n there. Thanks for any info smile.png

Oyster shell is for added calcium. I would not introduce that until they begin to lay eggs.

As @CTKen says a piece of sod is a good way to give them some grit or you can buy chick sized grit at the local feed store, it is finely crushed granite.

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Oyster shell is for added calcium. I would not introduce that until they begin to lay eggs.
As @CTKen
says a piece of sod is a good way to give them some grit or you can buy chick sized grit at the local feed store, it is finely crushed granite.


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Ok great. I will pick some up and put in another piece of sod. Thanks so much smile.png
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