Eating the dust bath....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 7cutechix, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. 7cutechix

    7cutechix In the Brooder

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    I have 6 chicks in a chicken tractor. I put sand in a cat box out for them and they jumped in and started to eat it....I assume that's ok, it's just sand. I guess they will figure it out??? They do need to eat sand, for grit, right???
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Chicks will instinctively eat sand as grit. The size will get progressively larger as they age.
     
  3. 7cutechix

    7cutechix In the Brooder

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    Yeah, I saw one dusting in the box today!!!!
     

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