Cant find chick grit...AAAHHH!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick - n - Rachel, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm so frustrated, [​IMG] I realy want to let my two week olds out for a enclosed trip to the yard, so they can enjoy the outside and get a few bugs for a treat, and doing this I need to give them some grit fot their crops.
    I've spent the best part of the afternoon going from store to store, starting with TSC and they only have chicken grit, [​IMG] not suitable for little ones, I also looked for cockateil grit, but all the types I found contain calcium which I've read is bad for their young kidneys.....AAAHHHHH!!! Im in Florida so our dirt is basically dirty sand, any sudgestions welcome please ... thanks
     
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Just use play sand. Or even sand from a playground or beach. That's what I do - It's cheap (free) and easy!
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    If you let them out, they'll find grit when they dig in the soil. I wouldn't sweat it too much if you have a sandy soil.

    Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, though.
     
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I have used play sand that you should be able to get at any
    tsc or landscape supply etc
     
  5. stilwellchick

    stilwellchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Parakeet grit in most grocery stores or Walmart. Made by Hartz Mountain. Be careful, they love it and will pig out on it. You don't want their little crops getting impacted. Good luck and have fun with your peeps!
     
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Never did that before. Mine were all fine.
     
  7. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    Well thankyou SO much everyone [​IMG] - gotta dash, I;m going to let them out now!!! YIPPEE!!! Ill let you know how it goes, thanks again! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Just to let you know, they had a wonderful time, thought I think I had a better time! Sure are loveing being a new chicken mom! [​IMG] Thanks everyone!
     
  9. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FWIW - I'm in FL and our TSC does have chick grit, but it was hidden - I had to ask a sales rep for it.
     
  10. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    You get the happy chicken farmer award for the day! Congrats!
     

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