Grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tkolnik, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    So ive been reading that when you give your chics treats or corn whatever that you need to include "grit". What is grit? I know this sounds stupid to all but i would like and feel like i need to know. Thanks for any help and i apologize for the amateur question
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Grit is tiny rocks that grind up the grains in birds' gizzards. Baby chicks need smaller grit than adults. You can buy grit at feed stores, either for chicks or adults. I put the grit out free choice, separate from the feed.
    Be sure to check out the Learning Center for all you need to know raising your chicks. Good luck!
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  3. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    Thank you that is good info. Do you give your chics grit or wait till they are older
     
  4. SueT

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    Baby chicks need grit as soon as they are eating anything other than chick crumbles. They will take what they need. Free range chickens find their own.
     
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  6. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    Thanks again you have been very helpful. God Bless
     
  7. 3riverschick

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    Thank you and more than welcome.
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    Karen
     

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