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My little ones are 5 weeks now. I think I'm actually a little late on giving them treats it seems ūüėē I bought them dried mealworms that I'm going to just scatter lightly in their bedding. I've researched about grit and I can't seem to find a clear answer.. It seems like more of a prefrence, but I'd love everyone opinion.

1. Do I need to give them grit if all they are getting is dried meal worms?

2. How do I give them the grit? Mix in food.. Scatter it with the bedding.. Ect?

3. What kind/size do I use for 5 week olds? Can I use sand or should I buy a size at this age?

THANKS ūüź£
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Treats are not necessary, but if you do wish to give them treats then grit is a good idea. A sod of turf with soil will be fine. I free range my flock and chicks are outside with mum from day 2-3 - the soil they peck etc ensures that they have grit in their crops ( as well as exposing them to what's outside already).

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I just want to make I understand.. Sorry for my stupidity. By "sod of turf" basically I can just dig up a small little thing of grass.. Throw it in the brooder and that's perfect for them? @CTKen
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No stupidity at all! And yep, you got it right - throw it in and they will enjoy it! I am at fault for not being clear.

Best wishes

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You're always so helpful. Thanks!! @CTKen
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It's what we do - help each other thumbsup.gif
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Originally Posted by sdaikus View Post

 I've researched about grit and I can't seem to find a clear answer.. It seems like more of a prefrence, but I'd love everyone opinion.
THANKS ūüź£

 Hi,

 Sent you a private BYC Message.

 Best,

 Karen

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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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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It's not appeared yet, but I will respond smile.png

Chris

Sorry, should have had my glasses on ! smile.png
Edited by CTKen - 4/24/16 at 11:55am
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@3riverschick

That post was extremely helpful. Thank you very much.
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