Another Grit queation.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by navychick, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    I am still confused about grit. How long do they keep grit in their crop? I assume it eventually passes through their GI system but how long does it last in their crop? Thanks
  2. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    It stays in their crop for awhile. For chicks, just sprinkle a little chick grit onto their food every 1 - 2 times you fill it. The grit stays in the gizzard for awhile and helps grind. I'm not sure how long it stays in the gizzard before being excreted - that might even vary with age/size of the bird.

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