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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yankee Chickens, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Yankee Chickens

    Yankee Chickens Hatching

    Feb 27, 2016
    Should I be giving my 2 week old chick's grit? I have read a couple things saying they don't need it.

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    I start offering grit when they move to my coop, at about three weeks of age, because they are then getting bugs and stuff besides chick starter feed. Chicks raised at the coop by a broody hen start eating odd stuff immediately, and have grit/ sand/ dirt available too. Mary
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    If you're only feeding chick starter, they don't need grit.

    If you decide to offer other things as treats, you should offer a bit of grit beforehand so they will be able to grind the food. My chicks had access to grit at one week old because that's when I started introducing them to treats.

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