Parakeet grit ok for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by High Mountain Chic, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    32
    Feb 18, 2009
    Leadville Colorado
    I picked up my 1 week old chicks today. The local feed store did not have baby grit. But the local pet store had Hi-Cal Grit for Finches & Parakeets. Is this ok to give chicks this?
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

    752
    0
    139
    Jan 23, 2009
    Maryland
    Yes it is, I use chick grit but parakeet is just as fine or even better from what I hear
     
  3. High Mountain Chic

    High Mountain Chic Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    32
    Feb 18, 2009
    Leadville Colorado
    Thanks! I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    28,907
    113
    408
    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Since you already have that grit I would use it if you need to offer grit. Next time I would look for plain grit though. The Hi-Cal stands for calcium and alot of calcium is not good the little ones. They're already getting the amount of calcium they need in their chick starter.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2009
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    4,654
    27
    251
    Jun 15, 2008
    Most parakeet grit I looked at had added calcium which isn't good for them. I use sand for my chicks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by