Grit, How Much?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Only 5 days to quackerette day. [​IMG] I've picked up a box of Hartz Gravel 'n Grit © ("a digestive aid for ALL PET BIRDS with Calcium Carbonate" or so it says on the box. Well, they aren't pets but...) I was planning on just mixing it in with their feed. My question is how much? 1 part grit to how many parts of feed?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    As long as your feeding starter only you won't need the grit, but if you give them greens and other things, then just sprinkle it on the bottom of the brooder not mixed into their feed.
    They use it as needed. 5 days have fun is that....

     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is Lame Duck doing?
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Much better, thanks for asking. I have new videos in the works, but just can't seem to get around to editing them to an acceptable length. Someday soon... [​IMG]
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep grit in a separate dish. they will eat the correct amount and leave the rest.
     
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay than, glad I asked. I'll be putting the grit in a separate bowl.

    Thanks all, [​IMG]
     
  7. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the grit be sprinkled on the ground of their run?
     
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not at first. Ducklings from the hatchery. They're going to be in a brooder.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I would just sprinkle it on the bottom of their brooder, guarantee you they will have it dumped out anyway . [​IMG] and until you start giving them something besides their regular baby food they won't need it. when you start introducing peas, lettuce anything other than their baby food. they will need grit.


     
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay than. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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