Chick Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TcherDawn, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. TcherDawn

    TcherDawn Granite State Chook

    Jan 30, 2009
    Prescott, AZ
    I bought chick grit(tiny small granite sand). My chicks are 5 weeks old. Should I keep sprinkling it on their food as I have been for weeks, or can I now leave it out for them free choice?
  2. MyBlackHen

    MyBlackHen Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Upstate New York
    Hi there, I'm new at this and someone else might have a different answer ... I pretty much stopped mixing the grit into their food at about 5 weeks old. I leave it out for them free choice. I also sprinkle some around their run and in their fenced-in grassy area for them to pick at.

    Good luck with your new babies!
  3. My chicks are just shy of 5 weeks old. When I moved them out to the coop from the brooder box, I started putting their grit in a pan so they could just go peck through it if they wanted it. Last week, I bought a bag of play sand for them to dust bathe in. Yeah. Although they do bathe in the dish of sand, they actually do more eating of it.
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Free choice is fine now. Sprinkling some around the area as MyBlackHen suggests is a good idea as well! [​IMG]

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