Chick Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by reelaxd, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. reelaxd

    reelaxd Out Of The Brooder

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    is there any special type of chick grit or is sand good enough......any special type of sand or just sand??????
     
  2. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. reelaxd

    reelaxd Out Of The Brooder

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    thanx for the help
     
  4. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem!! Hope it helped [​IMG]
     
  5. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Out Of The Brooder

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    I found chick grit at my local TSC.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you are feeding scratch there is no need for Chick grit. You'll just be wasting your money.

    If you are feeding Chick Starter (which is all they need) then you don't need Chick Grit.
    If you are raising them on the ground then they'll get plenty of dirt/sand and also don't need Chick Grit.
     
  7. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:True. I never saw any need for special "chick grit" once they started getting fed other stuff besides chick starter. Sand has done just fine and is cheaper.
     
  8. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    We started offering ours chick grit (which you can give to any size fowl) once we started taking them outside. You can buy chick grit, or sand works, or you can just put them somewhere that has small rocks and let them do their own thing. [​IMG]
     
  9. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:True. I never saw any need for special "chick grit" once they started getting fed other stuff besides chick starter. Sand has done just fine and is cheaper.

    I live in Carolina where everything is sand anyway! lol. In our small community we have two Sand Mines and two Gold Mines. Never seen any gold but gosh we've got the sand. Heck, around here we call it 'dirt.' [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vet disagrees with that. Chicks need fine grit. If they eat shavings or straw or something, you'll be sorry you didn't give grit. I ended up with a chick with a sour crop. The chick ended up fine after two weeks of ACV, Grit and mineral oil.
    I'm sure many chicks can be fine without it but I wouldn't take the chance again.
     

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