Grit Question?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sandbellie, May 26, 2012.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

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    Hey guys. So I have a quick question.

    When buying grit for baby chicks, should I mix it in with the crumble or have it set in another dish?

    Also, is there a certain age I should feed it to them at? And how much should I feed them?

    They are under a week old.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DCasper

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    If you are using chick starter feed you will not need grit
     
  3. Sandbellie

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    I'm using medicated chick starter. Is that good enough for now?
     
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  4. DCasper

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    That is all I ever use and it works great for me. You might want to elevate your water source just a little as the chicks will get a mouthful of food and then get a drink. It can get in the water and turn it into a pudding like substance if you don't keep an eye on it. Good luck...
     
  5. Sandbellie

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    My water is already elevated, and I'm always watching them. Thanks!
     

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