chicks and grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by booboo0712, May 11, 2008.

  1. booboo0712

    booboo0712 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old should a chick be before you give them grit?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is not an age when they need grit. It is based on what you are feeding them. You can cut a chunck of your lawn with grass and dirst and let them have it. They will eat the grass and the dirt they eat will act as grit. Grit grinds the food as it passes through the gizzard. If you give them things other than chick feed they need some chick grit or dirt to go with it. Feeding commercial starter you don't extra grit.
     
  3. booboo0712

    booboo0712 Out Of The Brooder

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    will they need grit to eat yogurt?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    There is nothing in yogurt to grind. Mix the yogurt with some crumbles. They have to learn to eat other things. You have to teach them what is food.
     

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