Can a Chick Overdose on Grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by denahli, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. denahli

    denahli Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    I have 16 little ones, about a week old and I put in some chick grit on a small lid. They devoured it but can they 'overdose' on grit? If so what can I do? I read in Storey's that I should sprinkle it like salt....but I gave them a pile! Will they be okay?

    Ahhh freaking out over my stupidity![​IMG]
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * If you are using chick starter and not feeding treats, chicks don't need grit at all. Some members do put in a small amount of outdoor soil, sort of as an 'inoculant' to prep them for transfer to the outdoors, but your kids are aways off from that yet. Feed them a little moist mash, **freshly made** each meal for a couple meals. Hopefully, they'll pass all the excess grit without a problem with the extra moisture. A drop or two of olive oil added may help as well.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2008

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