Cherry Stone grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by risurocket, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Anyone ever heard of of this? I just saw it at the Farm and Fleet and the ingredients really didn't tell me what the heck it was other than a little weird looking. I don't know if the Cherry Stone part was the brand name or the type of grit, in which case it is probably something made out of cherry pits...

    Just curious....Thanks in advance!
    Oh, can oyster shell be used as grit? or do I need a separate grit too?
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you considered your grit might be ground cherry stone clams?
     
  3. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Nope, didn't think of that. It very well could be. I have never heard of Cherry Stone Clams... Is that good grit? and is can oyster shells be used as grit? or do I need to do oyster shells separately just for the calcium?
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I use it. It is just a type of stone grit for digestion use.
     
  5. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You evidently dont eat clams lol- I am assuming and maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong but there is probably as much calcium in clam as in oyster shells. I also believe that unless your eggs are soft, they get enough protein in their feed providing you are feeding the right kind. Ive never seen cherry stone grit so that is new to me and being from clams was just a possibility.
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    They're just little clams:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx Jenn.
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Pic of Cherry Stone Grit:
    [​IMG]
    Back of Package telling what it is:
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    Maybe it's different according to where you live and what's available in the area. The OP is from WI so, I'm assuming they are looking at the samething that I am!
     
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  9. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice clarification. Thanx!
     
  10. risurocket

    risurocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Wisconsin
    Yup, that's it. rocks. [​IMG] I don't know why I missed it on the package before.
    thanks all!
     
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