bucket of rocks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tcal, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been feeding the chickens a good bit of scraps and stuff lately so today I got to thinking....
    I scooped up a couple of shovel fulls of gravel (mostly really small). Dumped on the ground in the coop. They have been having a GREAT time scratching and picking for the grit they want. [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, we have "grit" all around the farm. No need to buy it. [​IMG]
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya me too
     
  4. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    This is what I was wondering. We live out in the prairie/desert area and I figured they'd get it all by themselves scratching around the yard, no? I figured on a small bag for throwing some in the feed as chicks, and then then just in winter when they don't get out as much.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The chicks won't need it until you start supplementing their feed with treats.
    My chickens find all the grit they need in free-ranging even in the wintertime, because our ground is rarely snow covered. If I have to keep them confined for any length of time, say more than one day, I offer them some grit.
     
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