My poults are eating greens at 1 week old

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by FarmerGilland, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it okay that my week old is eating greens?
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you giving it grit? If not, it really shouldn't eat anything that will need ground up in the gizzard.
     
  3. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have been eating oyster shells..?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Oyster shells don't substitute for grit, and you probably don't want them consuming too much calcium yet.
     
  5. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I need for grit?
     
  6. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sand is a good start then you get grit from the feed store when they get bigger
     
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  7. Marengoite

    Marengoite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most commercial starter feeds have grit in them already. Check your label.
     
  8. Texokie1

    Texokie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK...I am feeding chick starter and small amounts of chick grit (just in case the girls try eating some bedding or a bug falls into the brooder). My dadgum border collie just declared war on one of my romaine lettuce plants in the garden...can I chop up some leaves and give them to the girls, you think? They are 5-days old...thanks!
     
  9. FarmerGilland

    FarmerGilland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was feeding my greens and they loved it. Just as long as you know that they have had grit. By the way the LOVE lettuce! GO for it!
     

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