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4 weeks old eating sand

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Noobi2411, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Noobi2411

    Noobi2411 Just Hatched

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    My about 3 and 6/7 week old chicks are Ina brooder and I put a sandbox in there for dust bathing but they seem to be eating it and they are still on medicated feed is this ok?
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is normal.
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens and other birds with a gizzard eat sand, pebbles, dirt, shells and other similar stuff to help grind their food. Also in the case of snails, crushed oyster shell, to get calcium.
     

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