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Grain Grinder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dave31842, May 1, 2016.

  1. Dave31842

    Dave31842 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last week I bought a grain grinder at Tractor Supply, works great for grinding up grit, oyster shell and grain. $30.00 + free ship to store. I watched the button quail eat and the chunks were to big, I could see It while they were pecking away. The grinder is adjustable so you can pretty much get whatever size you want. I can say thought that it is much for those little beaks to pick up grit, oyster shell and food. Just thought I would pass it on. Probably like many of you, I had to get it in my budget but am really happy I got the grinder.

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  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, does seem like a good price for a grain grinder. Can you post a picture of it please?
     
  3. Dave31842

    Dave31842 Out Of The Brooder

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    Limited, I will post a picture as soon as I can.
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  4. Dave31842

    Dave31842 Out Of The Brooder

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    Limited--pictures of grinder. I mounted mine to my bench and adjusted my grinding wheel for a larger grit and oyster shell size and then I can adjust the actual adjustment screw for a smaller size. I buy chick grit which is smaller then regular grit (same cost). I also grind my purena wild game chow starter, it seemed a little big for the button quail mouth. I do mine in two stages. If you get one, you can fiddle with it to suit your own needs. You can look at the pics to see that I used washers as spacers for the wheel attachment. Grinding more then once is less wear and tear on the cast iron wheels. I know that the quail are much happier with the smaller grind. Dave

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  5. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Thanks for the pictures. Think I will get one too.
     
  6. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get the same one on ebay for around $15 with free shipping.
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, good to know ... I will look there first.
     
  8. Dave31842

    Dave31842 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also looked on e bay and the cost can vary. I just rather do local stuff. Good idea though.
    Dave
     
  9. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought mine locally here in Alaska for ~ $17.
    They are handy to have that's for sure.
    I found it grinds my Chaga for tea quite well. Usually just use the chunk Chaga though.
    I like the idea of grinding feed grains though.
    Thanks for the suggestion.


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