Chicks in the yard.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenFan451, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. ChickenFan451

    ChickenFan451 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2010
    Bailey, Colorado
    Hi everyone,
    So I have four day old chicks and would love to treat them with the occasional fresh veggie. I have called everyone in the Denver metro area and I can't find chick grit. I do live on a mountain made of granite. Our soil really isn't soil its more like sand. I read in another thread you can take the dirt from your yard and use it for chick grit but I'm afraid they might eat a piece of sand that is too big. Is that a possibility or am I being a crazy chick momma? Thanks in advance.
  2. YolandaT

    YolandaT In the Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    Austin, TX
    you can use sand, the garden sand with different sized grains in it.

    however it is my understanding that at that young age, on starter feed, they don't really need it yet.

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