Another Grit queation.

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

  1. navychick

    navychick Songster

    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. 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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