Just switched from pine savings to sand in chick's brooder - will they eat it ALL???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jeanette13, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Jeanette13

    Jeanette13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have six 3-4 week old chicks in a brooder, and just switched to sand after reading how easy it is to clean. They are eating the stuff as if I haven't feed them in ages... Will they stop eating it once the novelty wears off, or should I be worried?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    They need something to help grind up food (grit), also there's sometimes minerals in dirt they need too.
     

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