grit or no?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Naturemoma, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Naturemoma

    Naturemoma Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 week old chicks and I want to take them out to explore a bit in their run. Do I need to start providing grit for them,since they will be pecking at things out there?
     
  2. Yes, sand or baby chick grit.
     
  3. Naturemoma

    Naturemoma Out Of The Brooder

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    any type of sand? like playground sand? We have a sand box....
     
  4. I think playground sand works, but I'm not an expert or anything.
     
  5. Naturemoma

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    ok,new problem...had to make a bigger brooder. I taped 2 boxes with a doorway together, lined with paper towels, covered in shavings...now they are scratching and eating the towels. I have not grit yet, and I'm worried they might have a problem. I can get some tomorrow or Sunday. Will they be ok?
     
  6. Well, do you have any sand, just in case? Try to keep tem from eating the paper, it isn't good for them.
     
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    WE have a sand box,but I hesitate,b/c its not covered and my son hasn't used it in a few years. We have a lot of stray cats, and I'm worried about worms.
     
  8. Sift through it, make sure you don't get any close to a cat's business spot.
     

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