Do you always have grit available for your flock or measure it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MsMelvin, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure how much grit to put out for the girls...I worry thay may consume too much, is that possible? (They gobble it right down when I broadcast it in their run).

    Also; same question on the oyster shells. (5 RIR flock)

    Sally
     
  2. ridgrats

    ridgrats Out Of The Brooder

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    Oyster shells AND grit need to be available at all times.

    Rodney
     
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah what ridgrats said.
     
  4. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens are like mine with a dirt floor they won't need grit and oyster shells when laying..I got mine ready when the girls start laying next month hopefully..
     

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