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TOO MUCH SAND?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ringtailtwister, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Ringtailtwister

    Ringtailtwister Chirping

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    I have 35 month old chicks and decided to give them sand. I filled a quart jar and attached it to a chick feeder. They ate all of it in one day is that normal or too much? How often should I give it to them?[​IMG]
     

  2. 0wen

    0wen Songster

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    That's a lot. It's not uncommon for chicks to eat sand or grit, thinking it's food. If you're feeding them starter feed, they won't generally need grit.
     
  3. Ringtailtwister

    Ringtailtwister Chirping

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    They are on starter/grower all they want but, I was surprised when I saw they had eaten all that sand. It didn't seem to hurt them.[​IMG]
     
  4. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chirping

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    Maybe don't fill the feeder so it looks like food, put it on the ground or in a different type of container? I've just been sprinkling some grit in there, I realize they don't "need" it but some can't hurt...
     
  5. Ringtailtwister

    Ringtailtwister Chirping

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    I'm just going to use a small amount the next time and only a couple of times a week.[​IMG]
     

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