how much grit to give to chicks

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

  1. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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!!

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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