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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yoko, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Yoko

    Yoko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering:When do you start feeding your chicks grit??????I saw this page on a website that you can offer em' sand or canary/parrot grit????im confused,please help me:confused:
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    they make chick grit,,, they need it just as bad as grown-ups
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You start offering grit once your chicks are eating solid foods other than their chick starter. When you start offering treats you should also provide grit.
    For young chickens the parakeet grit sold in the pet dept. at the store is fine. Later when they're older you can switch to the grit sold in pullet sized pieces.
     
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  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    You may need to be careful with parakeet grit as much of it is calcium fortified. Chicks should not get calcium till near laying age....
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yes, I forgot to mention that. You want the plain ol' parakeet grit. Not the vitamin and mineral (i.e, calcium) fortified kind.
     
  6. Yoko

    Yoko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks A TON!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes, I forgot to mention that. You want the plain ol' parakeet grit. Not the vitamin and mineral (i.e, calcium) fortified kind.

    You have been a fount of information lately.... thank you! I never knew that!
     

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