Hi Everyone, After reading numerous threads on the subject of feeding grit, I am still somewhat confused. My chicks are now 6 weeks old, have been out in their coop and large run for a couple of weeks now. They are eating their starter feed along with grass, bugs, treats etc. We have rich soil that is somewhat sandy (I don't see any pebbles in it). Some have said once they have access to dirt no grit is necessary, but others have said if your dirt is sandy soil (no pebbles like mine) you still need to give them grit. Do I give grit or not?? Also, some say to put a little grit into their feed, others say to offer it in a separate dish freely. I have been giving them grit trying both ways. Which is better? It seems when I offer it freely, they gobble it up like it is a treat so I am concerned about leaving a full bowl of it out in their run. I have read that they will only eat as much as they need, but others have said they can get too much and get a impacted gizzard. I don't want to do anything that will hurt my new chicks. So back to the original question, do I give grit or not and if so, how much and how often? Thanks so much!