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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blue_Myst, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I've really been wanting to let my two week old chicks outside for a little while to run around, but I know that I should be feeding them some grit first so they can digest whatever they eat properly. However, I can only find grit with oyster shell at the pet stores, and there are never any types of chick grit at places like TSC....

    So, my question is, should I let them outside anyway? Not live outside, just occasional trips.
     
  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:What kind of soil do you have, if there is sand or fine gravel in your soil you do not need grit. Otherwise you can get a bag of sand from Lowe's or Home Depot for about $3.00. It will last a long time.
     
  3. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm our tsc has grit, are you sure yours doesn't? A lot of people I've read on here get canary grit, I think thats what it is.....
     
  4. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    hmm our tsc has grit, are you sure yours doesn't? A lot of people I've read on here get canary grit, I think thats what it is.....

    There is grit, just none that's small enough to feed two-week olds [​IMG] I wanted to go with the canary grit, too, but all of the brands I could find contain oyster shell, which I know they definitely should not get for a while yet.

    What kind of soil do you have, if there is sand or fine gravel in your soil you do not need grit. Otherwise you can get a bag of sand from Lowe's or Home Depot for about $3.00. It will last a long time.

    Just regular sand? Now that's something I can definitely find! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I bought Baby chick grit at TSC last week, it is made from granite.
     

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