'grit' - advice needed

verity

Songster
11 Years
Sep 8, 2008
656
7
141
Clemmons
I am interested to know how you all feed 'grit.' In a mason-jar type feeder? Shallow bowl? Mixed in with the regular feed?

Thanks!
 

JennsPeeps

Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
6,583
26
261
South Puget Sound
My girls are confined to a run during the work week. I just threw 2-3 handfuls of grit on the run ground and figured they'd scratch at it and get what they needed. They free-range in my yard on the weekend when I'm home.

When they were little I gave them grit in a bowl and you'd think it was chick chocolate, they loved it so much.
 

Michigan Chickman

Songster
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
183
1
121
SW Michigan
Every couple of weeks I dump a couple cups in a pile in the run. They always scratch it all over the place and in a couple weeks it's gone. Like JennsPeeps, I figure if they need it they'll take it.
 

kinnip

Songster
11 Years
Feb 24, 2008
2,114
14
201
Carrollton, GA
I feed grit to my confined birds, but those in the run eat enough dirt covered treat to meet their requirements without my intervention.
 

kalaim

Songster
11 Years
Jul 22, 2008
103
1
121
I have sand in my cage, would I still need to offer grit?

 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
4,746
58
231
Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
My layer feed contains both grit and oyster shell. Every now and then I give the girls some grit (for fun) in a wall-mount feeder. They *love* that. I know they don't need it but the instinct is so strong I prefer to let them play.
 

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