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Could I hammer my grower grit

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I know, i know but i only have grower level and i cannot get to the feed supply today, i need chick so i can give mama duck and her babies something other than feed.

    The supply is NOT in my town, were talking an hour round trip(yep, those are the closest) Maybe i am just nuts, could be. lol

    ETa; for those unaware she cannot go outside, negative temps and snowing, they are just 1 wk old(ducklings)
     
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  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never given grit. But is it literally all uniform in size? There should be some smaller bits in there, right?

    If you have access to sand or if you can get some soil, that should be okay. I know your frozen, so how to thaw the ground? [​IMG]

    I know, remove snow from area, put large pot on stove and boil water, dump boiling water on ground. [​IMG] It could work, you'd have mud at first but if you scooped some up and let it dry......

    Or if you have heavy duty sledge hammer type tool put some grit in a heavy duty bag, put on eye protection and pound away. LOL
     
  3. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you happen to have any sand (for sanding the icy spots for traction?) That would work in a pinch...
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    No, but chick is quite fine/small, grower is definitely more small gravel like.. there is even hen which i would bet is bigger. As you know mine are free ranged so only the chickens use the grit in the coop but with the weather being so pleasant, these guys are not getting out anytime soon.

    The ground is so frozen right now, i doubt i could scrape off a thing lol
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't i usually use DE lol I am in a pickle that's for sure. This whole winter hatch thing is complicated.
     
  6. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know...we've got feet of snow in my run right now. People keep saying to get some run dirt for the chicks to get exposed to coccidia (yeah, right). I've got 15 chicks on my dining room table that are going to be there for some time if Mom Nature keeps sending us this stuff! Good grief it's been a weird winter.
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if you have any houseplants that you are sure do not have chemicals in the soil, you could use that.

    I know exactly what you mean. Even though we aren't as cold as most here. We got into the low 70s 2 days ago and we are expecting snow on Friday. It is a bit annoying.
     
  8. Going Quackers

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    [​IMG] I have 3 house cats, so no plants. It's ok i'll see if i can get to the feed supply tomorrow night, one more day won't harm anyone. I am so over winter, it's crazy.
     

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