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How Often to Feed my Chicks Grit???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goldie11, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. goldie11

    goldie11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a buff orpington, a light brahma (both 4 weeks old), and 2 Black Australorps (both 2 weeks old). I fed them some chick grit yesterday and today for the first time. They also have access to some dirt and grass in the brooder. I was wondering if i should give them some grit every day? And when should i let them have grit free-choice? The only treats they have been fed so far is grass, and I'm planning on giving them egg yolk and maybe oats tomorrow. I think they have enough grit now to have no problem with the snacks tomorrow? I'm new to chicken keeping...please answer. Thanks.
     
  2. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most people give it free choice if at all. I just give mine chunks of sod. That way they can get grass bugs and grit in one go.
     
  3. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just go with dirt. Give them enough to scratch and play in.
     

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