Oyster shell

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shannon, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Shannon

    Shannon In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2007
    Hey! I have a question. My chicks are too young for oyster shell (read that the high amounts of calcium can cause bone problems). What can I give them that gives the amount of grit they need without harming them?
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I buy the bags of grit made for chicks but you could give them sand or I think I read on here someone gave theirs bird grit from the pet store.
  3. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    i just mix a handful of play sand into their food. They get starter/grower with 1 cup of black sunflower seeds and 1 handful of sand all mixed together. They also get veges/fruit off cuts from the kitchen as well as breads etc. They will also be getting grit off the ground in their run.
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    we have chick grit, and just take a little bit of that and mix it good with there food

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