Switching Grit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggcamefirst, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 14, 2010
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    I have four 5 week olds and three 4 week olds and I am getting ready to finish the coop. They are currently on starter/grower and chick grit but they will soon be moved (hopefully by Friday) to a coop/run with sand. Will they be able to get enough grit that is the right size or will I still need to offer chick grit?
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    They should be fine with just the sand if they have access to it often. I actually raised some chicks on sand this year, and I never had to feed them grit.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. eggcamefirst

    eggcamefirst Out Of The Brooder

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    Will the sand grains be big enough for full grown birds?
     
  4. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will scratch down to the dirt and get what ever grit they need.
     
  5. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Quote:It should be fine. If you're worried, even letting the chicks outside for a few minutes during the week will allow them to find larger pieces in the dirt.
     

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