Can you give too much chick grit??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmtillman, May 1, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give my chicks treats, so I also give them the parakeet grit found in the pet department, as some of the experts recommended on BYC.
    My girls are 4 weeks old. I put a little in their food each time I fill the food dishes....
    I just need to know if it is possible to give them TOO much? Or if it would be better if I just offered it in a seperate feeder and let them take it as they want it?? Thanks in advance !! [​IMG]
  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    I've always heard that they will take what they need.

    I know some people put it in a separate bowl. Hope this helps...
  3. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    we put some in their food everysingle time we give them some. you just never know what they are going to get curious and eat, and you never know how much they get each time so to me it insures that they will get it and be able to digest what you give them
  4. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good thinking....guess I wont worry about it, then. I do tend to fret over these babies...LOL!! [​IMG]

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