- Feb 8, 2011
It's been a while since I last posted but we've had our 15+1 extra chicks (5 silver laced wyandottes, 5 speckled sussex, and 6 white plymouth rocks) for a little over a week now. I can't believe how fast they grow and how much they eat! All are trying to fly already. We had one that had an issue early on with a sticky butt, but that has been taken care of and it seems to be doing fine, developing a little slower than the rest but still growing. So the question I had is regarding grit...after reading a few other threads I picked up some construction sand for grit and placed a little in the brooder this afternoon. The chicks when nuts over it. How often should I do this? Should I be mixing some grit in with their starter mix? I know they don't need it for their starter mix but we want to start giving them some "treats", or scraps in the near future. Any suggestions on the grit would be appreciated. Also and recommendations as to what treats or scraps or alright for the chicks this early on would be welcomed too. Thanks!