Chick Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have started providing a small handful of chick grit to my 5 babies (2 weeks) as they are eating thinks like blueberries, tomatoes and bugs. I'm never sure how much to give them. Will it hurt them if they eat too much of it?
     
  2. Chickmagnet36

    Chickmagnet36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Treats are fine in moderation, you should limit the amount of treats they get to 10% of their diet or less. They need balanced nutrition that they get from their starter / grower feeds. Too many treats can 'dilute' the nutrition from the feed. It's good that you are providing grit for them though. Hope this helps...
     
  3. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh treats are definitely less than 10%. They really are treats.
     
  4. Chickmagnet36

    Chickmagnet36 Out Of The Brooder

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    O.K., good. i just realized that your question was geared more towards grit than treats. See the info below, it is directly from the manufacturer of the chick grit I used for my chicks:

    Feed Manna ProChick Grit to young birds beginning at two weeks of age. Monitor intake of Chick Grit for the first few days. If consumption is excessive and causes a reduction in feed intake, limit access to Chick Grit. Chick Grit is also suitable for adult poultry and fowl.
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't hurt them if they eat too much grit. It will just pass through and it is very unlikely that they will eat too much as they tend to be instinctually good at eating it when they need it and not when they don't. I would just keep a little bowl available and not worry about it.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree with Dino, just let them eat what they need and don't worry about it.
     

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