Grit for chicks???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenfever, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of grit do I feed my chicks? They are 2 weeks old and I want to start to feed them some treats, but I can only find chicken grit which says not to give to them until 10 weeks old. Is there such a thing as chick grit?[​IMG]
     
  2. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can get Chick Grit at Tractor Supply.
     
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    I went to the pet store and got some grit that is sold for small birds. It seemed to work fine.
     
  4. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed mine parakeet grit.
     
  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have added to check the label and avoid any products with oyster shell.
     
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I had checked one pet store for grit and the woman had no idea what grit even was. I will check around to other pet stores.
     
  7. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At feed stores grit is sold in #1, #2 and #3 sizes.
    #1 is smallest and suitable for small chicks.

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  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our local feed store has limited stock, they only had one kind of chicken grit, for older chickens. The only parakeet grit I found has oyster shell in it. What is the reason they shouldn't have this?
     
  9. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too much calcium makes them have growing problems. This is why people avoid feeding layer pellets to chicks. The grit I got was basically coarse sand. Some people just find a clean source and take their bucket. Good luck, I found mine in a store where they said they didn't have it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Mine never got grit.

    At the time I started feeding treats, I gave them the treats in their outside run/tractor and they were fine.

    I took them out in the morning once it warmed up - the scratched and did their thing, they got a couple of treats.... then came in at around 5-6pm to spend the night inside.
     

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