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Do my Freedom Rangers need grit?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JayUmmelVT, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. JayUmmelVT

    JayUmmelVT In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2010
    Planet Earth
    7 week old freedom rangers that I have in a tractor moved twice a day. I open it up 2 hours before sunset to let them run. We have them on grower feed and everything seems great. Just wondering if I need to provide grit free choice to them in the tractor? I have taken out a couple bowls of grit the last two days and the chooks swarm and empty them in minutes.
    Thanks to all,

  2. I don't provide grit to any of my layers or meat birds. I always figured they pick up whatever they need from the ground while ranging.

    I think them swarming when you put down bowls is just a reflexive reaction to another meal and not indicative of a need for grit.

    Hope this helps.
  3. mike67909

    mike67909 Chirping

    Dec 22, 2009
    Pinckney, Michigan
    i always give them a little mixed in with the food

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