Can I use aquarium Gravel as grit for my chickens?

Chiko

Songster
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Nov 25, 2010
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I got a huge bag of aquarium gravel with the Betta kit I bought online. I don't need the rest and its just taking up space in the cupboard. Can I feed it as grit to my chickens?
 

southerndesert

B & M Chicken Ranch
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
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More often than not aquarium gravel is coated with clear epoxy resin or colored in some way and I don't think I would use it if not 100% sure it is not.
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
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Granite is used for packaged grit because it is hard and has somewhat sharp edges. Aquarium gravel has NO sharp edges so it is not a good substitute unless you're going to crush it first.
 
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Chiko

Songster
9 Years
Nov 25, 2010
4,147
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Orem, Utah.
Thanks everyone. It is a bit big and is dyed white. I'll just buy grit from the feed store. Thanks!--Hector
 

shakti2u

In the Brooder
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Just a note: I was worried about my chickens because there was a lot of glass on this property when I moved here. But, I found out that chickens can eat the glass and it comes out in their poop. I pick up anything big enough to see but they still get the little stuff.


Sylvia
 

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