Girls are eating ALOT of sand from their dust bathing box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kacklinkelly, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be concerned about this? I am seeing aLOT of it in their droppings.
    They are so far acting and eating fine.
    One of my girls actually has quite watery droppings and hers are almost starting
    to take an actual form of some kind. Sorry for being so descriptive but wanted
    you to have as much of an idea since I don't have a picture to post. Thanks
    for any insight you can share or re-assurance.
     
  2. do you have free-choice grit?
     
  3. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have grit specifically in their enclosure at this time. They are free ranged a few hours a day and we have pebbles and rocks as part of our yard landscaping. I used to have grit when they were younger but no longer thought that was necessary since they are almost 6 months old. What do you think? I am still a newbie.
     
  4. yeah, I'd keep it in
     
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  5. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - do you think I should move the dust bath box outside of their enclosure?
     
  6. Nah, the sand shouldn't hurt them.
     
  7. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again!
     
  8. anytime [​IMG]
     

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