Depression grit.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by codybird, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. codybird

    codybird Songster

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    My mother told me when she was a little girl one of her jobs on the family farm was to manufacture grit. My grandmother would give her a hammer and all the broken ceramic plates and saucers. There was a big metal anvil in the back yard and she would break the damaged dinnerware into small pieces for grit. Yes she still has her eyes and vision at 84 years old. Sounds like OSHA and Social Services would have a field day with this nowadays.

    She also said that they would order chicks through the mail.
    Standard charge for pullet chicks was $3.00 per 100.
     
  2. Sitka

    Sitka Songster

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    Interesting story, never heard of making grit.
    My father said that when he was a kid (1940s) that they would order chicks and he mentioned the same price you did -- $3.00 per 100.
     

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