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Do pasture raised chickens need additional grit?

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Greetings new guy here. We have 13 grown birds and 3 pullets. Emclosure is 200 ft of poultry fencing in a pasture. They have one good dirt area where they like to scratch and bathe but it's bottomland dirt without any rocks or sand. I occasionally put out oyster/calcium suppliment. Should I provide extra grit? If so would creek sand/rocks be sufficient provided there is lots of small stuff? Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Greetings new guy here. We have 13 grown birds and 3 pullets. Emclosure is 200 ft of poultry fencing in a pasture. They have one good dirt area where they like to scratch and bathe but it's bottomland dirt without any rocks or sand. I occasionally put out oyster/calcium suppliment. Should I provide extra grit? If your flock is healthy, eating and drinking I would not worry much about it. But no  harm in giving more-it won't hurt. If so would creek sand/rocks be sufficient provided there is lots of small stuff? Yes. Thanks in advance for the advice!
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