Do my 7 week old chicks need grit?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leah567, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if my 7 week old chicks still need grit. We already moved them outside. can they get their grit from outside?


    Thanks!
     

  2. chickenweirdo1

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    If they are outside and have access to dirt or sand i wouldn't give them any grit. I only give girt when the ground is frozen and they can't get to the dirt.
     
  3. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Crowing

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    Thanks for helping me!
     
  4. Devunisaacs

    Devunisaacs Chirping

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    What type of chicks are they? If they are outside and theres dirt and bugs don't, But if they are in a closed area with no access to dirt then yes.
    Sorry hopefully this helps!![​IMG]
     
  5. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    We have light brahmas, a australorp, red star, Delaware, and a white rock.
     

  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Thanks for all your help!
     
  7. Devunisaacs

    Devunisaacs Chirping

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    No problem yep if there outside just let them roam and eat off dirt and bugs[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Ok, Thank you!!!!
     
  9. Devunisaacs

    Devunisaacs Chirping

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    No problem!!!!
     

  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    If they are only eating chick feed, they don't need grit. Otherwise, if they are getting any non-chicken-feed food (table scraps, grass, etc.) they should be provided with grit (or simply access to some sandy soil outside).
     

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