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

    Apr 4, 2009
    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

    Apr 12, 2008
    Royston, GA
    The Red pigeon grit is actually better for them than the chick grit.

  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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