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Grit and Oyster shells?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken0Boy, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    How should I give my chickens grit and oyster shells?
     
  2. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well thats pretty easy, all you have to do is spread it on the ground so they can scratch for it or mix it in with the feed.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:You can also provide it in a separate feeder, fed free choice.
     
  4. Texasboy4ever

    Texasboy4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine in rabbit feeders two seprate containers and let them get what they want
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I sprinkle it on top of the feed.
     
  6. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay well I want it seperate from feed so they can get it when they want it...l.....is this a good idea and if so what kind of container and pics of feeding setup? [​IMG]
     
  7. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you want to free feed then all you need to do is buy two different feeders if in the brooder if not as they said throw it on the ground or use a rabbit feeder they sell them at your local feed store or TSC store check both for a cheaper price thats what I do or make your own feed alot of ideas here on this forum just do a search for them.

    Good luck to you.
     
  8. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I could just use two chick feeders? [​IMG] sounds easy
     
  9. Davaroo

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    Something like a rabbit feeder is common and it is usually hung up on the side of the coop somewhere. Ive seen them made from large tin cans after this fashion, too.
     
  10. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    I use the chick feeders - just the bottom part, but I don't see why you couldn't use the screw-on top too.
    For my 5 girls the bottoms hold all the grit or oyster shell they need, as I seldom need to refill and they are healthy & eggs have tough shells.
     

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