Where to buy grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Keisha, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering where you can buy grit at, and what grit is the best kind? (brand or ...) I have 5 weeks old chicks that i would like to start getting treats, as with older hens and roosters. So it would be nice if i could just get one bag that the both of them could eat. I also have chicks in the brooder thta are maybe 2 weeks old, but are bantams so much slower growers. So if they can eat the same stuff the 5 weekers and older ones can that would be great, but if they cant they cant. It would be nice to get just one bag of grit.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    For little ones, try parakeet grit that you can pick up at pet food store or grocery pet food aisle. Some people use sand, but I had really great results with this. When they got a little older, around 10-12 wks, I got chick grit (a bit smaller than regular) at feed store.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hard time finding grit locally. The "experts" at the feed store don't know what it is.
    I buy grit/gravel at Walmart in a small box in the pet dept. It's used for parakeets and such. Sprinkle it on the chicks food like we put salt on food.
    Some people say it is in the chick starter feed, but I guess I don't see it listed or know what it is called in the ingredient list. So until my chicks are old enough to go outside to scratch around, I add the grit on their food.
     
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  4. khable

    khable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was able to find "starter grit" at my local feed store. (Blue Seal)

    Give yours a call and see what they have...
     
  5. DixieByrdRN

    DixieByrdRN Out Of The Brooder

    I am so glad someone posted this... I thought I was the only moron that couldn't find it. Tractor Supply here doen't have it, I guess I'll try the co op.
     
  6. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so them i'll see what they have at my local farm & home store, and if they dont have anythign then i'll make a trip to wal-mart. thanks everyone!
    I am so glad someone posted this... I thought I was the only moron that couldn't find it. Tractor Supply here doen't have it, I guess I'll try the co op.

    Nope theres me too [​IMG]!​
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Out Of The Brooder

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    Murray Mc Murray sells a "chick grit". It is pricey but a good product
     
  8. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick starter (medicated) has grit built in.
     
  9. McSpin

    McSpin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How is it listed on the label? My medicated starter has ground limestone, but nothing that appears to be a grit sized stone on the label.
     
  10. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dixie- my TSC had chick grit, I'd ask them to order some I know they could get it. It was about $5.00. Although I used the parakeet grit from Walmart when my babies were tiny its $2.00 for a small box.
     

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