when do they need grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crystal94040, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Songster

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    I thought they did not need it until they went outside...but I just read that chicks need grit?!
    starting when?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Crystal,

    If you are giving them treats, like grass clipping, then you should give them a bit of grit to go with it. From what I understand, chick feed has some grit in it already. Hope this is of some help to you!

    Dawn
     
  3. We put a bit of sand in their feed initially because our chick feed specifically stated that you needed to supply grit with it. So far, no problems and they're 16wks old... but then, I wonder if I'd be able to tell. [​IMG]
     

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