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Grit question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinbantam-lover, May 18, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    When do you start feeding grit to your chicks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is best to offer grit free choice right from the start. Finding chick sized grit is the hard part; because most people don't think to offer grit until the chicks are eating foods other than chick starter. Many pet stores carry parakeet grit. Try and find the kind without added calcium.
     
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand has been suggested - is this a good idea?
     
  4. jjhuntsalot

    jjhuntsalot Out Of The Brooder

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    Jacyjones

    I think sand is fine as long as it is small enough and clean like sandbox sand.

    ps How do you say your name JC or jackie?

    My name is Jacey Jones (JC)
     
  5. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's said as jackie. However - it is not my name it is my dog!! He is Jac and my name is Barb!! A bit daft but I did not think when I made it!!
     

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