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

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    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

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    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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