When do I introduce grit?

jwarner1025

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Hi all!

Just got my first 6 babies yesterday they are 4 days old- been around chicks a lot of my life but these are the first I'm raising independently. When do I introduce grit? I also was given electrolights and probiotics free when picking them up- is this necessary? I dont recall ever giving our family chickens either of those growing up but I could be wrong. Thank you and happy cluckin:)
 

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Hi all!

Just got my first 6 babies yesterday they are 4 days old- been around chicks a lot of my life but these are the first I'm raising independently. When do I introduce grit? I also was given electrolights and probiotics free when picking them up- is this necessary? I dont recall ever giving our family chickens either of those growing up but I could be wrong. Thank you and happy cluckin:)
Welcome to BYC!
The electrolytes and probiotics help the chicks recover from shipping stress and are generally given the first three days.
The chick need chick grit if you feed them anything other than chick starter.
 
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