Do I need grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Easter eggers, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do my hens need grit for scratch grains?
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they will need grit for any grains/corn..... they might be able to get it naturally from your yard,,,but to be safe just provide a bowl of grit available to them all the time. I do have to refill mine from time to time. I live in Florida and have no pebbles or rocks in my yard. a bag of grit lasts a long time.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yes, grit is needed for any food the chicken eats that is not water soluble. So if you do not have natural tiny stones around in your run, you should supply them with grit. [​IMG]
     

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