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Chick grit question...they are devouring it!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by larsonll, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just moved my ten 6 week old chicks to the coop, and for the first time, and offering chick grit in a separate container. It only contains about 1/2 cup, but they eat it all within 2-3 days, and attack it when I replenish it as if it is a treat.

    In the brooder, I mixed the grit in with the feed.

    The coop is a tractor ark that is moved daily to new grass, so I know they are getting grit that way too.

    Should i be concerned that they eat this much grit? They are healthy, growing and thriving. They eat their regular chick starter just fine.
     
  2. flockof4

    flockof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my two years of taking care of chickens, they seem to be self regulating. So if they are healthy and happy, I wouldn't worry about it. They must need the extra grit.
     
  3. FiFiFeather

    FiFiFeather Out Of The Brooder

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    My little flock did the same thing when I first gave them grit. I hoped nothing was wrong with them & *meant* to look into it but my ADD self forgot (insert embarrassed emoticon here). The are now 6 months old and very healthy. They don't go for the grit like they used to, so I think they are self-regulating too.
     

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