Do my chickens need grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maggiegigs, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

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    Just when I thought I was confident regarding feed I find myself asking another question!
    Do I need to supplement with "grit" if pullets have access to 1/4acre paddock area with lots of grass and a small wildflower garden.
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    No. In an area that big they will find all the grit they need.
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Not usually in that large an area. Depends on how many you have though. If you have a lot of birds a little grit thrown out there wouldn't hurt.
     
  4. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free range chickens or ones with a fair size lot shouldnt need grit.They naturaly scratch and get pebbles and stuff.If you are using them layer birds It might be beneficial though to keep a little dish of free choice oyster shell.I am getting ready to mount 3 little boxes outside my coop's now since some of the girl's are laying for oyster shell treat's.
     

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