Grit and oyster shell question???

Becky89*

Songster
11 Years
Apr 11, 2008
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pennsylvania
I have older chickens (4years to 8years old) I was wondering how often should I be giving them grit and oyster shells?? In the winter when they are inside I mix it in with their feed once a week. In the spring and summer when they are outside I give it to them once a month...........
 

rancher hicks

Crowing
11 Years
Feb 28, 2009
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Syracuse, NY
My understanding from what I've read is grit should be fed free choice. I have container attached to the wall of my coop that I keep grit in. I mix layer grower size grit w/ the oyster shell grit and crushed eggs shells too.
 

Becky89*

Songster
11 Years
Apr 11, 2008
589
1
149
pennsylvania
thank you all so much.......i was worried that I wasn't giving them a enough .......what kind of container should i put it inside so that they can get it?
 

Kittymomma

Songster
10 Years
Sep 9, 2009
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Olympia, WA
Becky89* :

thank you all so much.......i was worried that I wasn't giving them a enough .......what kind of container should i put it inside so that they can get it?

I use rabbit feeders because they were easy to attach to the wall (a piece of harware cloth stapled between the studs) and I already had some here.​
 

hollyandty

Songster
11 Years
Jun 3, 2009
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North Pole, Alaska
I use the sheetrock mud containers. I have them attached to the wall and just keep them half full. The ones I use are plastic. You can buy them at any Home Depot etc.
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HEChicken

Crowing
11 Years
Aug 12, 2009
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BuCo, KS
My Coop
My Coop
I do free and cheap whenever I can so...my shell is in an old yogurt container which I nailed to a deck post and my grit is in a tuna can, also nailed to a deck post.
 

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