Best way to work in grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seafood, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. seafood

    seafood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you give grit to chicks?

    Put it in a seperate bowl? Mix in with food? Spread around through pine shavings and let them search for it?

    Rookie here looking for help.
     
  2. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just read in a chicken guide last night that you can leave a small bowl of it in the coop. ??
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I put mine in a bowl and they knocked it over and spread it around! So now I save them the hassle and just sprinkle it in the pine shavings. They do find it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are two weeks old. At 6 days they went outside for the first time and so I gave them grit for the first time. I just sprinkled it on the ground where they were pecking around. I figured they would eat some while eatting whatever else they found out there.
    Yesterday, they finally ate a treat for the first time. Yogurt mixed with chick starter. I put it on one of DD's baby divided plates. I put grit over in the smallest section of the plate and they ate the grit that way too. I suppose what I'm trying to say is so far I think they will get the grit if they want it no matter how you offer it to them. I'm just offering it in different ways depending on the situation. I look forward to hearing what the experienced people say is best.
     

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