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Another grit question - 8 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by as110, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. as110

    as110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just switched from starter to grower feed a few days ago. Do I have to add grit at this stage with this feed? They started to spend some time in the yard with the hens, separated by chicken wire so they can move around more than in the brooder and they can scratch for fun.
    They are outside for about 2-4 hours now because it is cold, but when it was sunnier we tried most of the day 6-8 hours. We started on grass but now they are in the chicken run which is mostly dirt, some sand and ash for dust bath, with some green brush and trees.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    chickens really and aart like this.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I give my chicks granite grit from the time I give them anything other than the starter crumble I use...which is at about 1 week old, when they get a chuck of sod for the yard tossed in their brooder to help start building immunities.
    I sprinkle a bit of the granite grit on top of the sod.
    http://www.jupefeeds-sa.com/documents/GraniteGrit.pdf
     

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