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Best grit source

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hungry4eggs, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. hungry4eggs

    hungry4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to start giving my chicks treats and was wondering the best source of grit and how to be present it. I have sand from setting stone last year and read about tufts of grass. So just seeking more info on what o use and how to give it to them. Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sand might work. TSC type stores and feed stores sell chick grit. It's small granite pieces. They quickly outgrow that size. I don't feed treats till they're much older so I don't use chick grit. If you do, provide it in a separate container as you would grit and oyster shell for adults.
    If they have access to soil with pebbles they may get all they need. I occasionally sprinkle it in the pen because that's how they would get it naturally. Although that isn't as efficient.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Coarse sand is big enough for young chicks to use as grit. I put grit in a small cup and let them self-serve. Some folks sprinkle the grit on the treat.
     
  4. hungry4eggs

    hungry4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info
     

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