Grit question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by henney, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. henney

    henney Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2008
    Reno Nevada
    I bought a bag of pre measured grit in a paper bag. Got it home and it is a red color. Is this safe for my pullets? I don't like feeding them anything with food coloring in it. I don't know what the ingredients are, I should call the feed store I guess.
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Quote:I believe its just crushed granite, Mines a reddish purple in color, not sure if there is any coloring in it but i feed it to my chickens and they have never had a problem with it
  3. Pull what?

    Pull what? Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    Olympia, WA
    Mine is red too. Pretty sure its just crushed rock, no dye.
  4. hinky toes

    hinky toes Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2008
    Bozeman, MT
    The reddish granite grit is called cherrystone granite (my buddy grew up next to the pit where they mine the stuff in New Ulm, MN) coloring added.

    To add to the grit question: What is the most effective way to feed it to the chickens? I've sprinkled it on the ground. I can't tell if they're eating it though.

    I also offered it next to their feed in a wood box, thinking that they couldn't flip it over, but after a few days they managed to make a fine mess of the situation.

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