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Grit is small rocks used for digestion. Oyster shell is crushed oyster shells used for added calcium.
That's what I thought but I didn't want to assume and get them sick. Thanks!!
My hens are caged in their run. We don't let them free range because we have 25 of them plus we have a lot of chicken hawks around.
I do want...
Layed by my 18 week Barred Rock. ( I orginally thought she was a he because her comb is so much bigger than her sisters. Guess she proved me...
There were 2 hens pecking at it in the corner. The coop is about 31 right so it's possible it froze. But 2 hours earlier there was nothing in that...
No, this was our 2nd. Hubby stepped on 1st last night!
I kept going in and checking every inch of the coop.
2 hours later hubby found this in the corner (He said "Hey at least I didn't step on it!"):...
Get this, I told my hubby I would have to go get some golf balls and he says "I have some in my service truck".
Hubby changes truck/loader tires...
Thanks for the advice! I'll have to go buy some golf balls.
I wonder how long it'll be until one of them lays another egg? 18 weeks seems kinda...
My darling hubby STEPPED ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He walked into the coop last night and CRUNCH!
She layed it right in front of the door....
I just got the 2010 catalog from McMurray. They now ship tp Canada.
We keep a heat lamp just above the waterer. It was 2.5 outside this morning, 27 in the coop and the water was fine.
When you say calcium, do you mean oyster shells? If so, my chickens are only 15 weeks old. Wouldn't they be too young for that?
We have an electric water heater and a pellet stove that suck all our power. Our bill runs about $215.00 per month. It's about $180.00 in the summer.
I just noticed that 2 of my BO have cracked beaks. It's the top beak that is cracked and broken on one side. They'll be OK right? Do beaks regrow...
I really really suck at math! So is a 10x10 big enough for 25 birds?
We woke up to 2.5 degrees outside this morning. I think they'll...
Thank you all for your advice! [IMG]
So then I essentially have a great compost pile started?
That would be sweet!!
What do you all do with the dirty shavings?
We've been dumping it in a pile in our backyard. (We have 3 acres)