when can I use grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sabrina1099, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. sabrina1099

    sabrina1099 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2015
    I just finished my chicken starter and my chick is 6 weeks old and healthy... I think. anyways is it okay to start using grit?
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I believe it is fine to begin offering grit at approximately one week of age, according to the instructions on
    the bag of poultry grit. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can use it from day one as long as it's the appropriate size...
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    If they free range or are kept in a run then they should get all the grit they need from the ground when they are foraging. No harm in giving additional grit if you feel concerned though.
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    western PA
    My Coop
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015

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