When to start feeding grit.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Miss717, May 6, 2011.

  1. Miss717

    Miss717 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Rushville, NE
    Right now I just give my chicks starter, but I'd like to give them treats. I've heard everything except starter yogurt or boiled eggs they need grit?
  2. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Quote:Mine are 6 days old. Yesterday I gave them grit---used the stuff for parakeets---and they went nuts for it (after having ignored the boiled egg everyone says they would love). I figure if they were living as chickens were made to live in the world they would have had some by this time following a momma hen around. They are fine and this morning I gave them a bit of chopped up lettuce from the garden which was also a big hit. But that boiled egg just didn't cut it.

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