How large should pieces of grit be for 7 week-olds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carrie Lynn, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I threw some chiken grit (crushed granite) in my chicks enclosure today.
    Now I'm worried that the pieces might be too large for the BR chicks.
    Is chicken grit okay for them? The grit has lots of different sized pieces in the mix.
    Thanks in advance for your input [​IMG]
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    It will be fine, especially if there are a variety of sizes. I've seen a full grown chicken swallow an adult mouse whole - the chicks will find pieces that are just the right size for their purpose.
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI

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