grit from free ranging?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hueghy, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. hueghy

    hueghy In the Brooder

    May 6, 2010
    will my chickens get enough grit from the yard that I don't need to provide it to them? They are about 9 weeks old and in the yard all day long
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    If they are on the ground that should be enough. I've never fed grit to my birds in the hen yard or tractors and they eat whole corn every day.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    It does depend on the type of soil you have, and if it has small rocks that are hard enough to work as grit. In some areas it would be worth it to buy a bag of grit every once in a while. It's pretty cheap and they don't eat that much.
  4. Momnpop2010

    Momnpop2010 In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    I would use pea gravel as grit once or twice a week when my chickens would free range

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