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Chick grit to just grit

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eddieminguajr, May 28, 2017.

  1. eddieminguajr

    eddieminguajr Just Hatched

    May 28, 2017
    My Coop
    When do I change from chick grit to just grit?.
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Put out regular grit at any point and take away chick grit once they aren't taking any. You can just mix them together. If you free range at all it doesn't make much difference unless your are somewhere that is mainly sand or clay, etc and not a lot of pebbles and such.
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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome glad you have joined us.

    Good question,
    There's an article on site that states when they get larger - at least 8 weeks old to make the change. The only difference in purchased grit is chick grit is a lot finer.
    IMO - use chick grit until they are getting nearly grown size - when their beaks and mouths are large enough for the adult grit - buy a bag of both to see the size difference.
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Usually by there second or third month, they can start swallowing larger grit. You can let them decide however. Even my adult flock will consume sand sized grit.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours! :)
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
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