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Purina Start and Grow

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by webdawg, May 6, 2007.

  1. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    May 4, 2007
    Kingman, Az
    Is this all that chicks need or am I suppose to be giving them grit or anything else? They are currently 4 days old. Thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    As long as they aren't getting treats, which they are a bit young for, that is all they need. I never give my chicks grit, because by the time they get treats they are outside running around eating the rocks and dirt.
     
  3. webdawg

    webdawg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Silkie
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Like silkiechicken, said ..

    Except remember if they eat anything other than the Start & Grow, they will need grit. This includes human treats, grass, bugs. So if you put them outside on grass in 2 to 4 weeks, they will need grit.

    I wouldn't take a chance that the birds will find grit in your yard because grit is not expensive. If you have access to a farm or feed store, a 50# is under $10. I bought chick grit in June 2006 (50 pounds for $6) and just had to buy the second bag a couple of weeks ago. I have a flock of 16.
     

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