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Quick Grit Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brizzlequizzle, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. brizzlequizzle

    brizzlequizzle In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
    Metro Detroit
    My dad bought some Hartz Gravel 'n Grit from Walmart. I want to start using it for my chicks, but the ingredients are Gravel, Calcium Carbonate, Sorbolite clay. I heard that young chicks should not have too much calcium. Also, some of the gravel pebbles looks like a little too big for a chick. Is it okay if I use this stuff?

  2. Ferngully

    Ferngully Songster

    Nov 6, 2008
    N.E. Florida
    It is my understanding from other posts in my research of the same, that the calcium contained in this type of grit is a no-no. If you haven't opened it perhaps you can exchange or return it for one without the added calcium.
  3. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    Sound more like something for an adult type grit. Calcium should only be given to adults layers. extra calcium needs extra minerals so it can be properly processed by poultry.


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