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Grain Grinder

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Last week I bought a grain grinder at Tractor Supply, works great for grinding up grit, oyster shell and grain. $30.00 + free ship to store. I watched the button quail eat and the chunks were to big, I could see It while they were pecking away. The grinder is adjustable so you can pretty much get whatever size you want. I can say thought that it is much for those little beaks to pick up grit, oyster shell and food. Just thought I would pass it on. Probably like many of you, I had to get it in my budget but am really happy I got the grinder.

 

Dave

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Thanks for the info, does seem like a good price for a grain grinder.  Can you post a picture of it please?

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Limited, I will post a picture as soon as I can.

Dave

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Limited--pictures of grinder. I mounted mine to my bench and adjusted my grinding wheel for a larger grit and oyster shell size and then I can adjust the actual adjustment screw for a smaller size. I buy chick grit which is smaller then regular grit (same cost). I also grind my purena wild game chow starter, it seemed a little big for the button quail mouth.  I do mine in two stages. If you get one, you can fiddle with it to suit your own needs. You can look at the pics to see that I used washers as spacers for the wheel attachment. Grinding more then once is less wear and tear on the cast iron wheels. I know that the quail are much happier with the smaller grind. Dave

 

 

 

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Nice!  Thanks for the pictures.  Think I will get one too.

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Originally Posted by limited25 View Post
 

Nice!  Thanks for the pictures.  Think I will get one too.


You can get the same one on ebay for around $15 with free shipping.

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Wow, good to know ... I will look there first.

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I also looked on e bay and the cost can vary. I just rather do local stuff. Good idea though.

Dave

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I bought mine locally here in Alaska for ~ $17.
They are handy to have that's for sure.
I found it grinds my Chaga for tea quite well. Usually just use the chunk Chaga though.
I like the idea of grinding feed grains though.
Thanks for the suggestion.


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