chick grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrmolases2, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. mrmolases2

    mrmolases2 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do i feed chick grit to my5 weeks old chicks please give me any other info[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  2. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. mrmolases2

    mrmolases2 Out Of The Brooder

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    wait there 5 week old and not 6 weeks that was a mistake
     
  4. mrmolases2

    mrmolases2 Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  5. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put the container in there, they will find it, if they need it.
     
  6. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our's were little, I filled a clean tuna can with chick grit and just set it in the brooder.
     
  7. Yaychicks

    Yaychicks Just Hatched

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    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.
     
  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    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.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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