grit for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sashurlow, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my 2.5wk barred rocks look to be big enough to eat a meal worm (which I am now "farming"). Do I need grit before feeding them a meal worm? I just purchased some grit, but it is recommended for birds past 8weeks. Considering the size of the grit I would agree with their recommendation.
    Would sand work just as well or do I even need grit to feed them a meal worm?
    thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say go to your local pet store and find parakeet grit without calcium or iron and that should be fine.
     
  3. channel12001

    channel12001 Out Of The Brooder

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    i've been using tube sand, like the kind you would throw in the back of a truck during the winter. buy a 70# tube of it, they are cheap and will be more than enough for you. the stuff is great for chicks, very small, and lots of various sizes and shapes.
     

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