providing grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cass1776, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. cass1776

    cass1776 In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2010
    When. Is a good age to start giving chicks grit?mine are 7. Days old today.

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I provide it when I start feeding anything other then their feed. So if they're only getting fed feed they don't need it.
  3. maizey

    maizey Songster

    I had mine on granite grit at that point, because I put then outside in a temporary "play pen" for a couple of hours each day when the weather was nice. They did pick and peck and even find a worm or two so I made sure they had it. It was suggested to me to take the regular grit and pound it in a towel with a hammer to bust it up into some smaller pieces, it worked well and they seemed happy to have it actually.

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