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What is a good source of Grit, and what brands of grit are best if I do need to buy some? Also I feed my chickens layena crumbles,chopped dried corn from tsc, and purina scratch grains, they are 8-9 weeks old now and im moving them outside this weekend so just what do I need to do?

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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Grit is just rocks pretty much. Some tractor supply stores sell it in bags...chick grit is rock crushed down really small but bigger than sand, hen grit is bigger about the size of a feed pellet.
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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If they have access to an outside run they'll find their own grit.

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Every feed store should carry grit, it comes in different sizes for different sized birds...

You want an insoluble grit, granite or quartz are what you will generally find in feed stores...
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Originally Posted by Gray Farms View Post

If they have access to an outside run they'll find their own grit.

That depends on the soil in the area, as well as run size, in most cases they will deplete a static run area of suitable sized grit quite fast...
Edited by MeepBeep - 4/29/16 at 11:45am
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