Chick Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shaun Hagan, May 30, 2008.

  1. Shaun Hagan

    Shaun Hagan Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still trying to figure out this chick grit thing. Is there a reason not to put a pan of dirt into the brooder instead of buying chick grit. Mine are in the brooder during the night and go outside into a tractor for the warmest part of the afternoon to range. They have had a pan of dirt in with them since the end of their first week, they seem to be fine. I know it's not very expensive, it just seemed a bit pointless to me.
     
  2. poopcoop

    poopcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never put grit or gave them grit as chicks. Some feeds already have it in there. Read your ingredients and look for anything that might be rock related(granite).
     

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