Grit question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by patman75, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My local feed store has grit and the bag said it was crushed limestone.

    My driveway is 22A crushed limestone. Should i just be able to grab a bunch of little rocks from the driveway and give them to the chickens?
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    I don't think that limestone would be considered a grit.
    Feed grade crushed limestone would be use as a calcium source in feeds.
    If it the feed grade crushed limestone I'm thinking it might be is should be real fine something like the lime you put on your lawn/garden.
    When I use grit I get a granite grit or a "grit mix" that has;
    Silex-stones, Oyster shells, Sea shells, Redstone, Charcoal and Anise oil in it. (more a pigeon grit but its good)

  3. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    If your chickens free range you don't need to supplement them with grit. But if you confine them, go with Chris' info [​IMG]

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