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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AtRendeAcres, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    what do we give them when?

    vitamins
    grit
    shells
     
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    vitamins
    grit
    shells

    1. Vitamins....Shouldn't need to at all if feeding a quality feed and they aren't ill.

    2. Grit....Chicks don't need it unless you give them 'treats' other than their starter feed. Adult birds will need it if they are ranging at all or eating anything than strictly chicken feed.

    3. Shells....I take it you mean Oyster shell? Hens will need Oyster shell once they begin to lay. Do not give it to them before they are laying, as the added calcium is just too much from them and can even be fatal.​
     
  3. doodledo

    doodledo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I thought that grit was for only if they were not outside pecking around. Not sure so any info will help.
    Thanks
     
  4. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they have access to earth outside they won't need grit, they'll pick up what they need [​IMG]
     
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Thanks!

    this newbe needs all the help I can get!
     
  6. doodledo

    doodledo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! I need all the help I can get. Thanks.
     

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