Bantam people and nutrition/picky eaters not getting what they need

tiki244

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I have had problems with my bantams not eating grit. Has anyone else had this problem? I bought a small box of cage bird grit(very fine) and now I am mixing it with a little yogurt and tooping their food with it. I also sprinkle a little powdered vitamins in the yogurt. I just started this a couple of days ago, but I think I am noticing a difference. Anyone else have any ideas or problems like this with their bantams?


Another thing, they dont seem to like the calcium oyster shells I am giving them. What is up with that? I am going to have to figure out what to do about that too. Any ideas?


Thanks
 

DuckLady

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I have a separate feeder for oyster shell. They eat it when their body craves it.
They will pick up grit from the ground unless theyare caged 24/7/ Mine eat the sand out of the sand filter when their bodies tell them to.
 

seedcorn

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It has been proven over and over again that animals will eat what their body tells them they need. So don't worry. That is not to say they will always eat a balanced diet or "every thing that is best" but if they need grit, they'll eat it.
 

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