Chick grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sandymart, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. sandymart

    sandymart Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm interested to find out what everyone uses for grit for young chicks.
     
  2. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm using grit suitable for small, indoor birds like parakeets.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's what I used too. Now that my chickens are getting older I purchased a bag of grit specifically marketed for chickens. It looks huge in comparison.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I recently offered my young birds (about 2.5 mos) "hen grit". Once they got over their shock of something new, they went at it! I was surprised how much they enjoyed the bigger grit.
     
  5. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I used too. Now that my chickens are getting older I purchased a bag of grit specifically marketed for chickens. It looks huge in comparison.

    i know, i have bigger grit for my one lone hen and it's enormous!
     
  6. summerb76

    summerb76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought "chick grit" a Tractor Supply. It says its crushed granite. It smells like licorice, weird.
     
  7. sandymart

    sandymart Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I looked in two Agways near me and they had nothing specific for grit. Now I will be off to the pet stores. Thank you!
     
  8. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also use the baby chick grit from Tractor supply
    it has anise in it, it helps stop gas in the stomach and intestines.
     

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