Do baby chicks need grit?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by heidimyers, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. heidimyers

    heidimyers New Egg

    Jun 22, 2010

    My husband and I just bought 7 chicks today. He finally gave in to my crazy idea of being an in-town chicken owner. We were told by someone at Wilco that the baby chicks need grit, but then I saw a post that says that the chicks only need their feed. Which is true? Our chicks are about a month away from being feathered and ready for the coop. We were really lucky to find chicks this late in the year.

    I am so excited to have found this website and so many other people doing the same thing!

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi & Welcome to BYC.

    If you are just feeding chick starter then you do not need grit.
    If you are giving them other food/treats than you do need to supply grit.

  3. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on your chicks. i'm sure you'll have such fun with them. It looks like Imp answered your question so I'll just say.......[​IMG].
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