Chick grit...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pecaaan, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Pecaaan

    Pecaaan New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 4, 2012
    First time here... do chicks need grit right from the very beginning? Or just later on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

    2,359
    802
    291
    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    If you only give them their chick food, they shouln't need grit. If you give them anything else - oatmeal, scratch, grains, fruits/veggies, worms etc. - then they need grit.
     
  3. Pecaaan

    Pecaaan New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Feb 4, 2012
    Thank you!
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    17,156
    223
    348
    Aug 26, 2011
    They don't need chick grit with their starter feed. It's okay to let them have some time in the garden too, they might pick up their own treats to eat but they'll also pick up their own grit. :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by