where can I buy grit for baby chicks???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Skitz, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I looked at my feed store and they don't have none!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You can buy the plain parakeet grit at walmart in the pet dept. You want to be sure it's the plain, as there is also a calcium fortified grit sold.
     
  3. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can get from tractor supply. it will be red they put the color in it so the chicks can see it and they also put anise in it, it helps with gas or stomach
     
  4. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'am from viginia, and tractor supply in my area does not carry it.
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Plain old sand works well for chicks.
     
  6. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC has it by me along with another feed store. You can prob ask TSC to order some in for you if they don't stock it.
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Yep, I use sand or dirt. Never bought chick grit.
     
  8. wayne hulgan

    wayne hulgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes!!! or just get some dirt from your yard. we have a creek close by and we get sandy dirt from the creek. DO NOT USE THE PLAY SAND THEY SELL AT THE BUILDING SUPPLY STORES.(the kind in the plastic bag) Sand like they use for concrete mixing works well also.
     

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