Feed sand to chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by intownfarmer, May 13, 2009.

  1. intownfarmer

    intownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    A friend told me that I could put a bowl of play sand in the brooder for the chicks to use as grit and then put s piece of sod on there for them to enjoy. Help, not sure if I should. THey are 14 days today.
  2. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    I haven't used sand before but I think it was about 2 weeks that I started adding a little grit in with the food and would sprinkle around for them to scratch at [​IMG]
  3. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    PS, I have read on here that they have a ball dusting in the sand
  4. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Sounds like a good idea to me...I have 5 day old chicks, raised by their MaMa and she lets them eat everything!
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    We had our run filled with sand, it works out great for grit and for easy clean up and no mud. I do give my chickens paraket grit sold at walwart, i started giving them a little bit at a time when they were 3 or 4 weeks old and they think its a treat so i give them some a couple of times a weeks.
  6. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    I have used sand for my chicks for quite some time and have had no problems at all so I am going to say go for it shouldnt be a problem

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