Dirt question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kimberly4403, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1.5 week old chicks have a tray of dirt in there brooder do i still need to provide a separate tray of grit? Could i mix a little grit into the tray of soil?
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    I think your chicks are little young for grit.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    The soil should provide grit for them. My chicks are out with momma from day 1 and I never provide grit for any of my flock as they pick up what they need while free ranging. Assuming your chicks are only eating starter food, grit is not necessary at this point, as stated in the above post. Here's a link on the topic that you may find interesting - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/891051/the-science-of-feeding-grit-to-poultry

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  4. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason i have grit is because they get a ground whole grain mix rather then standard commercial chick starter crumble
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Ok, well hopefully the link has helped you. If in doubt, add suitable sized grit would be my suggestion.

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