I cant get play sand around here. Its not in yet?? I have some little over a week old chicks, and wanted to give them some grit before I find anything else in their cage courtesey of my 4 heathens. They are in the living room, doing fine. I have had them 3 days, they came into the feedstore about 5 days before that. But I would like to get some grit down them. I have playsand. and parakeet grit and gravel (which I read was bad...) BUT its in my fishtanks.. I aint givin the chicks fish tank sand. LOL anyway, Can I go outside and get some dirt and bring it in for them? I know about pestasides and such, BUT, there is NOTHING on my hill. We are the first people to inhabit it since it came into the family in 1843. And I havent ever tried to grow grass or anything. There is no runoff from elsewhere, as we are the highest point for miles. oh and can they have baby food? I have some gerber banana, and some gerber banana/strawberry/apple, that my kid didnt eat and if they can have it I'll gladly get it out of my cabinet.