sand vs grit

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dragonchick, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can regular builders sand be used instead of grit for week old chicks. I have builders sand available but they have to order the grit.
    Andi
     
  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if sand would work for baby chicks, but where I live it is mostly sandy soil and my free-rangers don't bother with the grit. In a pinch I've used the grit you get in a pet store for parakeets for babies and have had no problems.
     
  3. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. If need be I can get the parakeet grit stuff for a buck a box. I think I will go that route since these birds will br partially free range and won't need 50 lbs
    Andi
     

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