So momma has dug up her whole brooder box and is finding scratch from forever ago and giving it to the 3 day old chicks. Is that okay? I don't think it is much, they are eating their chick starter, I just wasn't sure if it would hurt them. Also should I be giving her some form of grit? I tried to hand feed her some, but she just took it from my hand and dropped it onto the floor and called the babies over I thought about putting a little pile of sand in there for her to bathe in or some chick grit, but the babies a re very small yet. She is eating chick starter with them. It is too cold to put them outside for her to dust bathe and eat grit.