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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gagesgramps, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. gagesgramps

    gagesgramps Out Of The Brooder

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    hello everyone thanks for having us. we decided to get some chicks this year, 15 buff orpinigtons. my grandson and the neighbor girl are both excited about it. we're trying the organic route. two weeks in and so far so good. i have a question, i'll post it here, if i should post it somewhere else please let me know.
    we have the organic starter food, countryside i think. any way the chicks are not eating the larger grains, i think it's wheat.what can i do about that? they are not getting grit as of yet. would that help? we are new to this so any suggestions are appreciated.
    thanks again, gages gramps
     
  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try crushing some grains it might help and is it chick starter or mash?
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If they are eating grains, some grit would be a good idea, yes. If you can't get chick size grit you can use clean coarse sand instead.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] are they very small breeds? maybe they need you to grind their food smaller
     
  7. lovechickenswis

    lovechickenswis Out Of The Brooder

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    I use parakeet grit for the young ones.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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