Do I Need to Put Small Rocks or Pebbles in the Run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickengirl2013, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some people have told me that I need to put small rocks or pebbles in my run. They say that the pebbles are helpful in the chickens' digestive system. Should I put some pebbles in my run?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You can actually buy grit at the feed store that will help with their digestive process. Just offer it to them in a bowl rather than add pebbles to your run.
     
  3. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your property I guess I have lots of rock and dirt so I did not feel the need to do so and they have done fine they are a naturally wild animal like all animals they will use natures sources but if that can't be found in their run and coop then yes do so such as being on concrete and such hope that helped a little maybe someone can explain it better good luck :)
     
  4. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    My pen is outside so the chicks are exposed to dirt/ light pebble-like content.
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have plenty of grit/small pebbles in their run, they scratch up the soil and peck for grit underneath and are quite happy with that.
     
  6. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are good to go then you won't need any grit or add any rocks they'll find them
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  7. chickengirl2013

    chickengirl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay that is what I figured. Thank y'all very much! :)
     
  8. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem
     

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