Another chick-grit question~~

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Princess Lay-a, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some of the fine indoor bird grit at Wally World and put it in a free choice container. I have some birds that have to be older than some others, some are puff balls and others are much larger and very feathered. I decided to add some fresh veggies diced up on the menu. [​IMG] They have enjoyed that thoroughly!
    I read here if you start anything other than chick starter add grit.
    Well, I have 77 peepers and they have gone through the whole box in two days!
    Is that normal? [​IMG]
    I thought they would peck just what they needed. I'm hoping they didn't just gorge themselves on it thinking it's just lousy tasting food. [​IMG]
    Ideas?
    Thoughts?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, 77 chicks is quite a few, but yes, at first, chicks WILL gorge on grit. They's not so smarts, sumtimes.
     
  3. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur...chickens=idjits.... [​IMG]

    Will that hurt them? [​IMG] Should I back off and not offer more till they un-stuff their crops and just give them the veggies??
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I have an over
    abundance of eggs I hard boil cool them
    and put into a plastic bag and rol
    l the to a fine crush with a rolling pin.
    I feel this gives them grit and calcium.
    Idont buy grit.also a few handfulls of fine gravel
    from the driveway tossed into their coop.
    once in a while.
    alls well that ends well.
    Have never lost a one.
     

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