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I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and help with my questions.I wanted to let you guys know that our coop is very close to being completed! The main things I have left to build are the nesting boxes, roosts, and of course the run. We did go and pick up 6 Rhode Island Red chicks yesterday. We have them in a big red storage tub that I hung from the coop ceiling, my wife is afraid that a black snake might find it's way into the coop at night.I do have another question, we got a 40lb bag of chick starter and I was wondering if we should be giving them grits (I hope that's what it's called) as well? 

 

Again, thank you for all your help and I hope to have some pictures up soon!

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I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and help with my questions.I wanted to let you guys know that our coop is very close to being completed! The main things I have left to build are the nesting boxes, roosts, and of course the run. We did go and pick up 6 Rhode Island Red chicks yesterday. We have them in a big red storage tub that I hung from the coop ceiling, my wife is afraid that a black snake might find it's way into the coop at night.I do have another question, we got a 40lb bag of chick starter and I was wondering if we should be giving them grits (I hope that's what it's called) as well? 

 

Again, thank you for all your help and I hope to have some pictures up soon!


If your not feeding them treats like greens etc. then they shouldn't need grit :)

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I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and help with my questions.I wanted to let you guys know that our coop is very close to being completed! The main things I have left to build are the nesting boxes, roosts, and of course the run. We did go and pick up 6 Rhode Island Red chicks yesterday. We have them in a big red storage tub that I hung from the coop ceiling, my wife is afraid that a black snake might find it's way into the coop at night.I do have another question, we got a 40lb bag of chick starter and I was wondering if we should be giving them grits (I hope that's what it's called) as well? 

Again, thank you for all your help and I hope to have some pictures up soon!

Some people say yes, personally I don't. They do well digesting chick start on their own and they will consume their own grit once they are put outside. With that said it doesn't hurt to put some out and who knows, it could be beneficial.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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