Aquarium gravel "grit"

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

  1. patvetzal

    patvetzal Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Bancroft, Ontario
    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

    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 Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    no..... just dig out some of the shavings?

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