Do my babies need grit already?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amporter, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. amporter

    amporter Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't even think about this...

    I can use sand right?

    When should I start? Thanks!

    Annette
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chicks are just being fed chick starter thay will not need grit. Once they start to eat treats and are allowed outside grit needs to be provided. Sand can be used but it must be clean, make sure its not beach sand because it might contain salt (salt can be fatal). I use grit intended for pet birds. I buy it at walmart for a couple bucks. All it is is sand and crushed oyester shell. I discard the oyeser shell since the chicks don't need it and might choke on the bigger pieces.
     

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