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Chick Grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickendude9, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four 5-day old chicks, and im confused about this Chick Grit i got. When do i start mixing it with there bedding? Looking for info on Chick Grit in general. What does it even DO? [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. DaddyBird

    DaddyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken don't have teeth to chew so they ingest little pieces of rock and such into a crop where this "grit" helps grind their food up. It won't hurt them but they don't really need it until they are eating grains. Chick starter is already pretty well ground up.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  3. chickendude9

    chickendude9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Makes sense. So it goes in their food?
     
  4. Kasey

    Kasey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can just put some in a little bowl and keep it in the pen. I keep mine in the bottom of a mason jar feeder and just leave it in the brooder (now coop) and they will eat it as they need it. But you don't need to worry about that until they are getting snacks or anything other than their feed.
     

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