bantam grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by myfarm4579, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    I have flock of ten full size chickens and two bantams that pasture all day then get locked in hen house at night. Will the regular chicken grit be ok for the bantams or should I offer them something smaller like chick grit?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! If they free range daily, then you don't need to supply grit at all. :) Now, when winter comes, it's a good idea to supply the grit if everything is snowed over and they can't really scratch the ground, but during the summer, they'll find their own natural grit. Oh, and the regular grit will be fine for the bantams.
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    Ok thanks for the information. I sure hate the sounds of winter already.lol
     
  4. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    Well, it takes true grit to get through a winter… I always offer grit, but in the summer they don't seem to work it much. Having it does no harm and for me is easier to just always have it there.

    RJ
     

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