Do chicks need grit in order to eat egg yolk?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommabird, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. mommabird

    mommabird Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2012
    Freeland, MD
    Another newbie here! We just acquired 6 leghorn chicks last week, I believe them to be about 2+ weeks old (wing feathers and tail feathers are almost in) and today, after hearing me say that chicks like the egg yolks from hardboiled eggs, my son dropped one into their bin. They went crazy for it and by the time I realized what was going on they had already devoured a good bit of it.

    We have not introduce grit yet. They are in a bin with pine shavings and have water and the medicated chicken feed and that's it. Is that going to be a problem or is the yolk ok for them without grit? If it is a problem, is there something I should do now?

  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    The yolk is okay with grit and without. I'd put sand in their regular food or maybe on the egg, it's like grit and it helps prevent pasty butts also. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

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