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Can I use grower grit in layers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by woodnt, May 3, 2016.

  1. woodnt

    woodnt Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2015

    I am a relative newbie. I've had bought 3 pullets and a surprise roo at around 2 to 3 months of age. They are around 36 wks now. All is well, and they seem healthy and happy.

    I went to get some more feed and scratch today and had them throw in a bag of "adult" grit. However, they just put it in the back of the jeep, and when I got home, I foolishly just opened the back to scoop out a cup of grit. After I opened it, I was thinking it would be larger, so I looked at the bag and sure enough, it is grower grit, not adult grit.

    These chickens "free range" in a fenced back yard. It is not huge. I'd guess it is about 1200 sq-ft. I'm sure they can find some grit there in small quantities, too. We are moving, though, and it will be a while before I have a free-range setup for them.

    Is it OK to feed layers and roo grower grit?

    Thank you for your help.

  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I am sure it is fine. They may go through more of it then adult grit, but I doubt it will cause problems.
  3. woodnt

    woodnt Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2015
    Ok. Thank you very much for your reply! That makes me feel better.

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