how much grit to give to chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 4urbanchicks, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    My chicks are 9 weeks old, and I have been just sprinkling grit on top of their food daily. Is this the right way to give grit? Should I be measuring it out, or putting it in a separate container from their food?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Do they have access to the dirt? Can they dust bathe or peck at the ground? If so, they probably don't need any grit---but it sounds like you have things in hand.
  3. peepinator

    peepinator In the Brooder

    May 30, 2010
    God's Country Idaho
    Yeah...if they have dirt and small rocks, they don't need any extra. My week old chicks just naturally eat dirt and small rocks [​IMG] They're scratchin' dust batheing and trying to fly...trying out their growing wings...just like big chickens only they're so adorable and tiny still!

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