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hard boiled egg with or without grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thelostwolfe, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. thelostwolfe

    thelostwolfe New Egg

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    So we're brand new chick parents and loving every second! My girls are 2 weeks (though we suspect they're a little older) and we wanted to give them a hard boiled egg. I've seen mixed opinions. Can we do this without grit? Or do they need the grit with the egg?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, glad you joined, as long as it is a soft food they can have it, fibrous things like grass you need grit for.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    There is always going to be contradicting information about grit.
    While they may do just fine processing something soft like hard boiled egg, I am in the camp that if they have anything else to eat besides chick starter, they need to have grit available free choice.
    Chicks will only eat a few pieces, it won't hurt them and then you don't have to worry about potential problems down the road.
    A bag of chick grit will last a long time, I still have a bit left over when mine were babies, I still put some of the tiny pieces with the regular size poultry grit now, my girls pick out what size they feel like they need - and yes they still eat the small grit sometimes as well, so it's not a waste to have a bag.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/feeding-chickens-at-different-ages.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/baby-chick-basics-what-you-need-to-know.html
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  4. thelostwolfe

    thelostwolfe New Egg

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    So they just know to eat the grit, right? (that sounds like such a stupid question, LOL)
     
  5. thelostwolfe

    thelostwolfe New Egg

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    Thank you! We're so worried about doing something wrong, ya know? :)
     

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