Well, I finally got the chickens! Now I need some help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new_to_chickens, May 11, 2009.

  1. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    So I brought home 10 beautiful, active barred rocks yesterday. Have the brooder all set up and ready to go...everyone looks good, eating good, active. Now my question is: I was reading some posts this morning and it was discussed that you do not need to give them grit if they are on starter. I have them on chicken starter but I also put some grit out for them as well. Do they not need it right now (or does it really matter? Am I being too overly cautious?!?!) Oh, I believe they are less than a week old...maybe 4 days old, maybe a little older...

    Thanks a bunch...I am sooo excited to finally have some chicks.
     
  2. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they don't need grit if all they are eating is starter, but it won't hurt them to have it as long as it's small enough- most feed stores sell "chick-size" grit.
     
  3. new_to_chickens

    new_to_chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...that's what I thought...some of them act interested in the grit and others not so much...as long as it doesn't hurt them I will leave it in...

    Thanks again
     

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