Baby chicks grits

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Linda1218, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Linda1218

    Linda1218 In the Brooder

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    Can I give 3 weeks old chicks bird grits kayte brand?
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Assuming you are feeding your chicks proprietary chick feed there is no need for grit at such a young age.
     
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  3. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I think 3 week old chicks should just be eating their chick starter feed. If you give them anything else as a treat they may need chick grit, but they don't need it to digest their regular starter feed.
     
  4. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Oh, and hi! :frow. Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    Chick grit is only needed if they are eating something other than their chicken feed like treats. If you're giving treats like scrambled eggs, lettuce, and ECT. Then you would need to supplement chick grit on the side.

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  6. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Crowing

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    I am assuming that is the grit you use for parakeets?
    I am not sure that will be big enough for chicks - if you have some, try it. I bought Chick Grit for my 4 week olds from the farm store and the pieces are bigger than that stuff. The size of the pieces is closer to the gravel you buy for fish tanks ... but don't use that stuff! Most of the fish gravel is round pebbles and treated to keep it shiny and help prevent algae growth on it.
    Chicken grit is usually granite and is angular.
     
  7. Kiki

    Kiki Previously Texas Kiki

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    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Linda, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Chicks can start eating grit as soon as 2 days old. It won't hurt them. The cage bird grit is a suitable size for chicks.
     
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     

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