Cornish X grit question (size)

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  1. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm so glad BYC is here for these questions!

    I'm almost out of chick grit, but I have a huge bucket of regular size chicken grit. My meaties are 4 1/2 weeks and pretty good sized. Can I give them the regular grit or will it hurt them? Or Is it better for them to just have chick grit the whole way through?



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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Regular is fine. And they really don't need much. Are you tractoring or free ranging your cornish cross?
     
  3. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're outside in a large area most of the day AND I'm feeding them corn &scratch grains mixed with their feed. So, they do need access to grit. I just read on another thread that you can actually use a hammer and crush the adult grit. I might try that to feel better about it. Thanks for your reply!

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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  5. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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