In separating a sick chicken, don't forget the grit!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country4ever, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to remind everyone when they separate a chicken from the others to not forget to give them grit. Its easy to forget.
     
  2. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they need it everyday? If not how long before they do need it? I have a hen recouping from a hawk attach. I have her in a dog crate in the basement.
     
  3. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You never really know how much they have in their gizzard, so its just safe to sprinkle some in their cage to start with. If they stay in the cage for any length of time, I'd just sprinkle some in every week, just to be on the safe side.
     
  4. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll have to get some.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    If you are feeding commercial feed, you don't need to feed grit.
     
  6. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, also good to know. I do feed a commercial feed.
     

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