Aquarium gravel "grit"

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by patvetzal, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our birds free range during the summer but WILL NOT go out in the snow. The coop has a course sandy gravel floor but its starting to get pretty deep with shavings so they will soon have a hard time getting down to it. I do have a couple of gallons of old aquarium gravel sitting in the basement. Can I just use it? Most is natural (white quartz) but it has a bit of blue and black mixed with it.....
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I wouldn't use any type of quartz. JMHO If you have a gravel floor under the shavings, they should scratch enough to find some, or for just a few bucks you could buy some regular poultry grit.
     
  3. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no..... just dig out some of the shavings?
     

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