Grit for chicks

rhode island redsy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 12, 2010
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I dont know of any feed stores around here, where are some places to get chick grit, when should i start giving the chicks grit and do u only give it to them if they get treats like bugs
 

scbatz33

No Vacancy, Belfry Full
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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South GA
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I know TSC sells an actual chick grit.

There are as many opinions here about it as stars in the sky. Personally, I don't give grit until the chicks are big enough to go outside. ie. they are feathered and out of the brooder. All they need is a proper chick feed.

Once they are outside, then they get a grit mixed in with their feed (per instructions on the bag). At that point they are eating other things and need the grit to grind up their food.
 
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felidaet

Songster
11 Years
Dec 10, 2008
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Vancouver, Wa.
You need to give them grit when you start feeding them anything other than chick feed. Last year I set out a container of grit at about 1 week old. I provided chick grit until they were about 12 weeks old. Then I switched to chicken grit.

I do not mix grit with feed. I have it available to them free choice 24 x 7 in it's own container.
 

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