Do my chickens need grit?

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

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    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.
    Thanks again![​IMG]
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    No. In an area that big they will find all the grit they need.
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    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

    Feb 21, 2010
    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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