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chicken grit for 3/4 week old chicks???

post #1 of 4
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TSC was out of chick grit so I just bought chicken grit.I thought I could just take a hammer to it to make it smaller. Will that be ok?
post #2 of 4

Is that 3 to 4 weeks old or 3/4 of a week old?

 

They need to be about 7-9 weeks for adult grit.

 

If you are only feeding chick starter, they don't necessarily need grit.

 

Plus, insoluble grit probably would be too hard to break up with a hammer.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 5/16/16 at 10:35am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 4
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Sorry between 3-4 weeks old
post #4 of 4

At 4 weeks, you can offer #3 grit but #2 would be better. There are smaller pieces in there already. Sprinkle some on the ground.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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