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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrmolases2, Apr 15, 2017.
how do i feed chick grit to my5 weeks old chicks please give me any other info
I use a round Chick feeder and just fill the base. I screw a mason jar in the center so they can't walk and poop in it!
wait there 5 week old and not 6 weeks that was a mistake
there still in the brooder do i need to introduce them to eat or just put a container with it in it and there eat it
Just put the container in there, they will find it, if they need it.
When our's were little, I filled a clean tuna can with chick grit and just set it in the brooder.
Since it doesn't rot/mold/attract bugs as the food/water can, I just threw it into the pine shavings and let them find it as they dig around.
Yes, your birds need proper sized grit at all life stages over one week old. Grit helps the bird develop a larger, healthier gizzard. Tho you probably won't see the difference on the outside of the bird. Search on-line for:
Grani-I-Grit PDF . A brochure will come up from one of the oldest producers of granite poultry grit in the US. They 2nd page of the brochure tells what size grit to give at what age for layers, broilers, etc.
I use Gran-I-Grit for my birds. Less than 10.00 for. 50 lb. Bag.
I get mine at Agway.