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1 week old chicks eating sand??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babychickfarmer, May 30, 2008.

  1. I read somewhere that someone was giving there chicks sand for grit...I've been giving my chicks a few worms here and there and so I put some sand in there. It seems to disappear so I assume they are eating it. Is this bad cuz I starting thinking maybe it will clog em up.? Any Advice??
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  2. jimnjay

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    Chickens are amazing, in that they will usually eat what they need if available. Sand is not bad for them and I assume they need it or they would not eat it. If you think they might be taking to much, you can place a bit in a separate container for them and take it out later on. I had one girl that would eat lots of sand and the others ate none. Both were fine and laid equal numbers of eggs when the time came. I just had to trust that the one needed more than the others.
     
  3. Well Yeah thats what I have been doing..they will eat it all otherwise. Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it..
     

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