Oyster Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Karen711, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Karen711

    Karen711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are two weeks old almost and I'm wondering if they can have the oyster shell grit?? Or if they need it yet?? They seem healthy, happy & content in their brooder for now
    With their crumble and some plain Greek yoghurt here n there. Thanks for any info :)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Throwing a sod of grass (soil n all) into the brooder will help them get the grit that they need - and they'll have fun with it too!

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oyster shell is for added calcium. I would not introduce that until they begin to lay eggs.
    As @CTKen says a piece of sod is a good way to give them some grit or you can buy chick sized grit at the local feed store, it is finely crushed granite.
     
  4. Karen711

    Karen711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oyster shell is for added calcium. I would not introduce that until they begin to lay eggs.
    As @CTKen
    says a piece of sod is a good way to give them some grit or you can buy chick sized grit at the local feed store, it is finely crushed granite.


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    Ok great. I will pick some up and put in another piece of sod. Thanks so much :)
     

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