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do my chicks need grit?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jadenkeyte, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. jadenkeyte

    jadenkeyte New Egg

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    Hi I was wondering do my chicks need grit, I'm feeling them store bought non-medicated crumbles?

    Thanks
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover! No you don't need to, but it seems like their poop is more watery than hard, grit would help them digest the food better.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When chicks start eating other things than their chick feed, then they need some grit. [​IMG]
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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