Playsand for grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by de kippendame, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. de kippendame

    de kippendame Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2011
    South Central IA
    I was at the farm/home store the other day to get some chick grit and they were all out. I looked to see if they had any parakeet grit and they did not. I ended up getting some playsand. My babies are a week old today and have been eating it along with their food. I wanted to make sure they had some sort of grit because their brooder is in the garage and there are bugs available for the catching. Is playsand gritty enough for their age right now?? I had nothing to compare the granule size to since there wasn't a bag of chick grit.
  2. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Construction sand is better. If you have pebbly soil, that'll do in a pinch as well.

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