chicken grit for 3/4 week old chicks???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by marie24248, May 16, 2016.

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    TSC was out of chick grit so I just bought chicken grit.I thought I could just take a hammer to it to make it smaller. Will that be ok?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Is that 3 to 4 weeks old or 3/4 of a week old?

    They need to be about 7-9 weeks for adult grit.

    If you are only feeding chick starter, they don't necessarily need grit.

    Plus, insoluble grit probably would be too hard to break up with a hammer.
     
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    Sorry between 3-4 weeks old
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    At 4 weeks, you can offer #3 grit but #2 would be better. There are smaller pieces in there already. Sprinkle some on the ground.
     

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