Grit question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crooked stripe, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a stop at the feed store for grit. The salesman ask me what size I needed. I had no clue. I have 9 week olds that are running around the yard and I figured they needed grit. What size do I buy? I had no idea the grit came in different sizes. My birds eat a lot of sand that is in the soil.
    Am I thinking in the right direction that they need bigger grit? John
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I do not know but I would assume chick or juvenile size....small - medium?
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    TSC sells Chick Grit and Chicken Grit. I would say Chick Grit for 9 weekers. Although, I have heard that if chicks, chickens free range they don't need grit. They get little stones from the ground.
     
  4. Penske

    Penske Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not started using it yet as my little babies are only 3 days old...but I bought Starter grit

    Lisa
     
  5. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought sand would be good enough but I guess not. John
     

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