when to start giving grit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AnKa, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. AnKa

    AnKa Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2009
  2. Scratchn By

    Scratchn By Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2008
    East Texas
    Congrats on the babes!

    Mine get grit from day one. I just set a shallow pan or several full of paving sand in the chick house or brooder. They eat it and wallow in it.

    Wal Mart has a bag for next to nothing.

  3. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My chicks received grit from day one. I sprinkled a little on the ground and they had a field day just pecking around [​IMG] I had a lot of pet birds when I was younger & I just think that birds need a little bit of grit, no matter how old. They are now 2wks and no probs [​IMG]
  4. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    I picked up a box of hartz grit that they market for pet birds and mixed it with the larger chicken granite and let my kids go to town [​IMG] They seem to love it and are grit-a-holics.

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