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Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jimagination, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much grit should my baby chicks be eating? They are a week old and the go through the grit like I wish I could go through cheesecake! Every time I fill the plate they eat in in a few minutes and then I fill it again and ...well, it is a cycle. I am feeding them starter food that I got from Mcmurrays and they are eatingthat too, but the grit is ridiculous! Should I be giving them this much?
    Jodi
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Frome what I have read on here, there is really no need for grit, there is grit in thier food. Hmmmm....dont think it is necessary. I have never given any to mine.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If they are not eating anything besides their starter, they do not need any grit. Don't give it to them in a bowl, sprinkle it on their food when they are little, if they are eating anything else besides their starter. They will eat it like it's food and not eat enough food.
     
  4. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaaahhhh! Well now....I feel stupid! [​IMG]
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Jimagination.......Naaaa....thats why we are all here..to help each other. The only stupid question, is the one never asked!
     

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