when to give grit?

timco

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
69
0
39
Salt Lake City, UT
Our chicks have been on chick starter with nothing else. When should they get some sand or gravel for eating? They are just getting all feathers from down...happy birds!

Tim
 

Marlinchaser

Songster
12 Years
Oct 18, 2007
4,943
23
231
MERRY LAND
When you start giving scratch, tablescraps or anything that other than thier regular feed they should have grit available.
 

redoak

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
3,267
40
211
Russia, NY
MissPrissy, at our local Agway we bought NatureSmart Organic chick starter/grower and asked if it had chick grit already in it. The owner and one employee weren't sure. The label mentions nothing about grit. My question is: in what form would be chick grit be in, if it were present?

Ingredients: Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Ground Barley, Wheat Middlings, Soybean meal, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Niocin supplement, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, menadiane sodium, blaulfite complex, thiamine, biotin choline chloride, DL methionine, L-Lysins, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, salt, sodium bicarbonate, manganous oxide, zinc sulfate, manganous sulfate, copper sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper chloride, zinc oxide, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, calcium lodate, sodium selenite.
 

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