Started Treats 2day but NO GRIT..BAD or OK

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickie<3, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two 5 week old chicks...It was over 100 degrees today so i gave my girls some watermelon and cut up frozen strawberries..they loved it...but i keep reading about grit needed for digestion. Do i just put a lil in a dish in the coop and they just know to eat it. And is grit just sand or do I have to buy it online because there are no chicken supply places around here. Oh and should I stop the treats until I get the grit?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If you can't get grit, a little sand should work.
    At 5 weeks old, I think some watermelon and strawberries should be OK-just put a little bowl with some sand in it out for them so they don't have any crop problems.
    Oh, just one question-why are there no pics of these babies having watermelon? We LOVE pics!
    Sorry, almost forgot-[​IMG]
     
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  3. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just came across this forum...and just registered...trying to figure out how to do stuff..btw..what does subscribe to this topic mean
     
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    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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  5. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    Chicks/chickens can get grit from eating dirt and smalls rocks too, feed also contains some grit in it so it should be fine.
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  6. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Thanks..trying to put on pic..have such cute ones...but noy having much luck..any instructions for newbie
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Go up to the blue bar(above where it says BYC mentioned in Time Magazine" and click on uploads-you should be able to follow the instructions from there.
    Can't wait to see pics of your babies.
     

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