They sold me the wrong food - no grit!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BlueBetween, May 16, 2011.

  1. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Peeps! New here, my chicks (pullets!) are almost 7 weeks old now and I had to buy a second bag of feed... and for some reason I ended up with the kind without grit... the last bag had grit mixed in... SO, now what do I do? Buy grit and mix it in with their food? Or put out a pan of grit? We do give them treats and take them out to the grass if it's nice out... so I think they need grit. Suggestions? Thanks!
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  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could just put out a grit pan where they can get it if, they need it. They can prob. find some course sand and small gravel when they are out and about. [​IMG]
     
  3. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can I just grab some of the sand I just poured for their coop run? it's play sand...
     
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup. I have a frisbee in the brooder with my girlies that I keep sand in for them and they love it! [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great, thanks! Saves me a(nother) trip to the farm store!
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Play sand is too fine. Grit needs to be more like a small gravel.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I use the "all purpose" or "construction" sand you can get at either Home Depot or Lowe's. A 50# bag is less than 4 bucks. I use it for chick grit, in a dishpan in a covered area for dustbathing when it's rainy, and just tossed around in the yard or down inside the holes in concrete bricks so no little chicks can fall in and become trapped.

    I've never bought any feed with grit in it. So that was a surprise to read.
     

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