How much grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carladababe, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. carladababe

    carladababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chicks medicated chick starter, and on occasion have given them Meal worms and a chopped boiled egg. Do I have to supplement with grit? How do I give it them? [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it depends on how old they are, if they are really little, you can give them parakeet grit. Just offer it to them in a dish and let them take it as they need it.

    I don't give mine grit as they are only on chick starter - I don't give treats until they are older (8 weeks plus)
     
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
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    I was told, Parakeet grit is ok if it doesnt have added Calcium. They do sell poulty grit at tsc around here.
     
  4. woody1

    woody1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just give 'em a little builders sand. I just sprinkle a little in the feed. There should be a little grit in your starter also. Regards, Woody
     
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    I used Parakeet grit before, they need it for the meal worms especially. I just put some in a jar lid, and sometimes it seems they think the grit is the treat [​IMG] .
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    TSC has chick grit, which is what I use....It lasts forever. You don't need to feed it if they're strictly on chick crumbles, but if they get anything else, you should provide it. I like to just sprinkle some in their food.......sort of like you would sprinkle salt.
     

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