Do my banty chicks need grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by danielle, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. danielle

    danielle New Egg

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    I have 10 week old banties, and was wondering if they should be given grit. My dear husband has not finished their run yet, so they are in the coop 24/7. I feed them starter/grower kernels. I was told feeding them this feed they did not need grit is this true?
    Thanks for all responses. Danielle
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Yes. You can get "chick grit" at your local feed store.

    Although I have always fed crumbles or pellets and have never fed grit, and haven't had a problem.

    I only feed grit now, because i've switched to a strictly whole oats diet.
     
  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i never feed mine grit some say yes some say no i think is all personal if you want to or not
     
  4. Skyrider

    Skyrider Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:I asked someone the same question and went right out and dug up a spoonful of tiny sand grains and heated it in a skillet and then cooled it and put it in the whole grain rice & wheat ground up to tiny grains, and they're eating it. See https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=83250, "One little, two little, three little Indians . . . "

    But because of predator threats and how badly we need these chickens to mature, I have moved them to the bathroom! So far, mother and babies are doing well! [​IMG]

    Sky~

    http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr139/donwood777/Laxmieandherfirstchicks.jpg
     

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