Chick Grit!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 3littlechickies, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chirping

    Jun 29, 2013
    Castro Valley, CA
    HI! [​IMG]

    My three chicks are five weeks old and have not eaten any fresh food. I went to a feed store when they were about three weeks old looking for chick grit and they only had adult grit. [​IMG] I know you only feed chick grit
    until like 8 weeks old. Do you think Ishould go to a different feed store so they can get some fruit now or wait
    three weeks to get the adult one? Can they still eat chick grit if they are older then 8 weeks if I get it now? They
    have gone outside and eaten some stuff out there. Thanks so much! [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013
  2. Rnbwbrite1207

    Rnbwbrite1207 Chirping

    Jan 29, 2013
    Northeast Ohio
    If you can't get chick grit give them some sand. My brooder has sand in the bottom instead of wood chips and my chicks prefer it to the grit. When I raised chicks on pine shavings I did give them chick grit but I still have two and half pounds of a three pound bag. Now they free range for grit. But if yours won't be free ranging they will continue using the chick grit till it is all gone.

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