Grit vs sand - and when should I give it

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mcjessen, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2011
    Coeur d Alene ID
    I know these questions have been asked already but I'm still very unclear on the issue. What exactly is grit? What is the difference between giving your chicks grit and sand? What are they bathing in? When should I start giving them either?

    We've been giving treats and everyone has said that they need grit if they are eating anything besides their starter food. However, the directions on the back of grit I looked at yesterday says not to give babies grit until they are 8 weeks old.

    I'm so confused...
  2. minnesota birds

    minnesota birds Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 21, 2009
    Never Have Grit Or Sand For Poultry If They Do Not Have Other Feed In Front Of Them. They Fill Up On It And Block Up. Also Grit Is Not Organic.

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