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Can I use pigeon health grit for chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aceriderbetty, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked for chicken grit from the local feed store and they ordered pigeon health grit for me to use. It is red and has a strange odor. What makes it red and can I give it to 4 week old chicks? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ridgrats

    ridgrats Out Of The Brooder

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    The Red pigeon grit is actually better for them than the chick grit.

    Rodney
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I googled this little gem about it
    "APC Health Grit - A blend of nine hard and
    soft grits, with added iodine--graded, washed,
    and free of fungal and bacterial infections. Developed by Dr. Colin Walker, the "Flying Vet." (Australian Pigeon Company)"

    I think the red is from the iodine [​IMG] and I've read that the iodine is very good for them.
     

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