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Best way to spread grit

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

  1. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chirping

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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 Songster

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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 Chirping

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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 Songster

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