Grit/Sand for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sonally, May 10, 2011.

  1. sonally

    sonally Out Of The Brooder

    If I give my chicks "treats", like meal worms, I think I am supposed to serve them grit.... sand for young chicks... Is PLAY SAND okay?
  2. DFCottage

    DFCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2008
    Montpelier, Virginia
    I usually don't give my tiny chicks any grit.. the chick starters have everything in there that chicks need. I normally don't give chicks any treats (unless they need some yogurt/boiled egg, etc) until they are at least 3 weeks old.. their little systems are so sensitive, I like them to get a good base on the starter and as long as everyone is doing fine I'll offer some treats after a few weeks. Just my humble opinion [​IMG]
  3. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Yes, you can give them sand. If they were with their mother they would be eating worms within the first 3 days.

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