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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bunch-a-chickens, Dec 16, 2007.
my onw chick is eating chick starter and with water it dissolves so does it really need grit?
Yes, it still needs access to some type of grit.
little rocks off of old shingles will work, will it not?
I would be worried about the adhesives and chemicals on those type of rocks. Can you get a small box of bird grit like used for small birds?
They sell grit for chickens at feed stores.
I give my babies parakeet grit :O)
If your baby is only eating chick starter, it does not need grit.
Shingles have toxic metals on them, don't use them. I use some sand I had that was meant for potting soil mixes.
thanks. but i'm kinda torn, some of you say i need no grit, and some of you say I do.
water dissolves the feed, so I don't think it would have a problem absorbing it.
They don't need it per say (because I've raised chicks without it), but it is helpful in preparing their crops and allows them better absorption of nutrients. Wal-Mart has parakeet grit that will work, it's a fine clean sand. Play sand (the kind of sand you fill children's sandboxes with) will also work.