Does all grit contain charcoal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Eggie and Me, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Eggie and Me

    Eggie and Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I bought canary/finch grit because it was the smallest. Our chicks are 10 days old. I noticed in reading the back of the box that it contains charcoal. It says "contains charcoal to combat hyperacidity and sweeten the stomach" does this apply to baby chicks ??WILL THIS HURT MY CHICKS??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't use it..... but thats just my opinion.

    I would throw it out and find a place that had pure crushed granite grit.
     
  3. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I've bought grit that is simply crushed granite, nothing else. I don't know which is more common, but the plain stuff is out there!
     
  4. sjh

    sjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is ok to use. If you buy nutri sources chick grit it contains charcoal.
     

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