My chicks are eating the dirt!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by max13077, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I may be panicking over nothing. However I saw the sandbox thread and decided why shouldn’t my chicks get in on the fun. I stole some dirt out of the garden at work as I live at higher elevation and I still have snow. I dried it out and put it in a pan. I set it in the brooder for them to play with. After filling the water fount I walked back in to see some of them pecking around and eating the dirt! Is this ok? [​IMG]
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    As long as the soil isn't contaminated, I believe it is a fine source of grit.
     

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