Grit question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmtcmkb, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Total newbie to chickens [​IMG] I understand why you need to provide grit for digestion, my question is how much and where do I put it? Also if the run will be sand is grit still needed?
     
  2. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I posted this the search funtion was not working for me, now I see I will probably still add some grit, its only 2 bucks a bag at my feed store [​IMG]
     
  3. Anarchy82

    Anarchy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job answering your own question. [​IMG]

    Don't worry. I do the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  4. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If chickens have access to dirt (gravel, sand, clay, etc.) there is no need for grit. It's just an added expense you can do without.

    Chickens eat a lot of dirt.
     
  5. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a little grit on a plate in the coop. They can nibble it or not. It doesn't go bad, so no need to change it. They don't use much as they are outside most of the day and pick up pebbles, etc. I expect they might eat more in winter when they might not want to go out as much. Bok.
     
  6. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks I figure it's only 2 dollars for a good size bag, I will get it and see if they want it.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I don't use grit. They have sand in their runs. The only thing I add is oyster shell.
     
  8. kiweed

    kiweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my 6 girls a dish full of shell every morning and it's gone by noon.
     

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