do i need grit for my chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thewolf1039, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are 3 months old and they have sand and dirt but do they still need grit[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Yes. They need appropriate sized grit for the age. At that age they need #3 size adult grit. Not absolutely necessary if they only eat chicken feed but it still aids digestion and develops the gizzard. If they eat anything at all other than feed, grit is essential.
     
  3. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do i give themthe grit
    just put it on the ground
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    I've done that and I've put it in cage cups next to the cup of oyster shell.
    You can just put a small pile on the ground or on a brick where they can find it. If I put it on the ground, I put it by the chicken door to the coop.
     
  5. thewolf1039

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    thanks [​IMG]
     

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