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At what age can chicks have "regular" grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Orchid, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    I can't seem to find chick grit anywhere around here. My chicks are approximately 3 weeks old now, and I won't give them anything but starter feed and yogurt (no treats) until they can have grit. When can I give them regular adult chicken grit?
     
  2. drsooseme2

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    Mar 16, 2010
    Marysville
    I've read that you can give them regular garden/box sand. That's what mine have been on for the last 5 weeks. Now they are 8 weeks and they'll get their first real grit this week. The bag I have says 8 weeks. I waited because some of the rocks are just that, rocks. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    We live in nothing but sand, so that's easy enough. Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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