Do I need grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Easter eggers, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Songster

    Jul 4, 2011
    Hi everyone I appreciate your answers. Do I need grit for layer feed?

  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Songster

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    however if your chickens are eating other things you may want to provide it or at least let them free range so they can collect it themselves,
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    If they are old enough to be eating layer feed they are also eating other things they find. So they will need grit in their crop whether it's provided by you or what they can scrounge on their own.

    My hens have a large run and have access to a pasture several hours a day. I still provide a bowl of grit and they do use it. At least if they need it, it's there.
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    You don't need grit, your chickens do.[​IMG]

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