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

    Apr 4, 2016
    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

    Mar 31, 2016
    Inez, ky
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    I just go with dirt. Give them enough to scratch and play in.

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