Grit / Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SSO202, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are you all feeding this to your hens? I bought a small bag of each from TSC yesterday and have mixed some of it in with their laying crumble along with a bit of DE.
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix mine into the food as well. Some people put out a dish of grit for the chickens to eat when they choose.
     
  3. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a two compartment L shaped or boot shaped wooden container and mounted it on the wall. Grit on one side, oyster shell on the other. The "toe" is open at the top so they can dip into it. It's off the ground and doesn't get anything thing in it. I'd make my next one much smaller. I can probably fit 4 small bags of each in it with no problem. Keystonepaul
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I don't offer grit since my chickens are outside, on the ground, everyday. If I did offer grit then I would leave it out in a separate container.

    I do offer free choice oyster shell in a separate container. They take what they need.
     

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