Does chickens need extra grit if???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rufflemyfeathers, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does chickens need extra grit if under there pine bedding is nothing but Florida sand?? They are always pecking it the sand when scratching.. Thanks for any and all responses.. [​IMG]
     
  2. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think the sand would be plenty.
     
  3. pconwayfarms

    pconwayfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Extra grit would probably not be necessary, however, we add crushed oyster shells to provide plenty of calcium for egg production. Those shells might be easier for you to obtain than for us here in KY! [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  4. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being a Florida native I think most of the sand is crushed oyster shell, especially if it was brought in to your yard during construction. I doubt if they will need anything else.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Oyster shell is not a substitue for grit and grit is not a substitute for oyster shell.
     

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