Best way to spread grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WildBilly, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickens their grit inside the coop in a small bowl, but the chickens keep tipping the bowl over, any suggestions of how to spread the grit and how much to feed per chicken?
     
  2. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My area has enough small rocks I don't need to have grit. Plus I feed them crumbles. But when first started I had one of the plastic 7lb feeders I would just hang outside. They will eat what they need. I drilled small holes along the bottom so if it rained the water wouldn't stand in the bowl part. That's what I do with there oyster shells also.
     
  3. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I will make a grit/oyster shell feeder in the coop. I could hold it togethor with screws or nails using a drill or hammer. i can drill it to the inside wall of the coop. this way they won't tip the bowl over.
     
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    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When u have chickens you have to be creative. LOL.
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine in a fishbowl in the corner, with two boards securing it into the corner. The shape keeps them from flinging it around.
     

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