? about chickens eating grit.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by First-time-raising, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 20, 2007
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    I bought some play sand last night at Lowe's to use as grit for our 3 week olds. Does a chicken know when they need to eat more grit? If I start giving them treats today and some of them haven't ate the sand will they just start eating the sand because there body is telling them they need it?
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    We just offered a little to our chicks and they ate it right up. I thought they might eat too much, so after that I just sprinkled a little (like salt, on the advice of another member here) onto their food. When they got older I put a tin of bigger grit in the coop and they take what they need now.
    Stacey
     
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    First-time-raising Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks..... Just wonderin about if a chick takes a treat that didn't get any grit will they just start eating some grit?
     

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