Dust(sand)bath for new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Carrie Lynn, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    How soon can I offer beach sand to my one week-old chicks for a dust bath?
    Will they try to eat it, and will it harm them?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    You can give it to them right away. If you're worried about germs, you could bake it first. They will eat it but it won't hurt them. Some people use it as chick grit.
  3. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    we went to our beach this afternoon and got some sand (a kitty litter box full) and at first they wouldn't go near it... now (monkey see, monkey do) they're all piling into it and eating it! hehe they're very funny. oh, and ours are 2 weeks

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