Duckling grit

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I’m trying to make my own duckling grit rather than buy it. I found small rock fragments from the garden and added industrial sand. I also have some seashells I can grind up if that’s safe (I don’t have any oyster shells). Is this an ok size and material?
 

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I’m trying to make my own duckling grit rather than buy it. I found small rock fragments from the garden and added industrial sand. I also have some seashells I can grind up if that’s safe (I don’t have any oyster shells). Is this an ok size and material?
Small pieces of stones, (granite, silica, etc.) are fine. We have big red ants here and there ant hills are a good source of appropriately size grit.

Do not add the seashells or oyster shell to grit for ducklings. The shells will not act as grit and the excessive amount of calcium can be harmful to their kidneys.
 

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I tried to do the same thing for my chicks. I think it looks good, I'm not sure if it's different for chicks or ducklings though.
I like the ant hill suggestion!
It is the same for both, it doesn't matter what it looks like, the calcium that the shells and oyster shells are made of is harmful to their kidneys. Oyster shell should only be made available to pullets or hens that are laying. They need the extra calcium, the chicks and ducklings do not need extra calcium.
 

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