Grit or No Grit

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
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Some will say it's sufficient - myself, I prefer a "grit" (either purchased or naturally occurring) that is larger and more "grind" friendly than sand. If you compare commercially packaged grit to sand the size of the grain and shape/variety is quite noticeable. I would also not view the materiel on the poop board as a desired source for grit.
 

distincthead

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I'd get some grit, or collect some larger sized stuff than sand from your local area (sand banks at small streams and rivers are great for this, but sometimes the granules are too smooth and round), especially if your coop floor is not dirt and they are inside a lot.
 
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