Feeding newly hatched Chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stillmecle, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    I am new at having chickens. I usually have ducks. Do I need to add grit or anything to baby silkies feed? If not yet, when and what do you recommend? Thanks
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    At first no. Crumble will break down physically in crop as it becomes hydrated. Grit becomes important when diet contains intact or nearly grains and vegetable matter.
     
  3. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Romochickencrazy

    Romochickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can start to offer grit to peeps at about 2 weeks of age but monitor intake of grit for the first few days. If consumption is excessive & causes a reduction in feed intake then limit acess. Also they do sell CKICK GRIT, small sized grit.[​IMG]
     
  5. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    Thank you everybody. You have been a great help to me.
     

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