Grit question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Southern28Chick, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Hi,
    I was wondering, at what age do I need to start giving my chicks grit? I don't have them yet, I'll get them May 2cd and I'm trying to get everything together. I have bought chick starter. Does that already have grit in it?
    I hope I figure out what I'm doing soon![​IMG]
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    HI! You're right, chick starter does have grit in it. I wouldn't give additional grit until they are old enough to eat treats such as lettuce, etc. And then you have to have a small grit, like parakeet grit available for them.
    Later when they get to be around 5-6 wks old you can go to chick grit from feed store, it's a bit smaller than regular grit.
     

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