Best way to work in grit


11 Years
Feb 12, 2008
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.


Born city, Living country
11 Years
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.

Texas Fluffy Feet

11 Years
Feb 20, 2008
Arlington, TX
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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