grit question

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sandipuppy, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. sandipuppy

    sandipuppy Out Of The Brooder

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    Will any kind of grit work? I have chicken grit I give for my pigeons...will that do in a pinch until I can find other if needed? Do I give them grit in a separate dish or mix it in their food?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Pigeon grit is probably about the size of chick grit so if for chicks it's OK. Size is the issue. Smaller grit will pass right through an adult chicken and not lodge in the gizzard long enough to do any good and yes it needs to be in a separate container or you can scatter it on the ground as a free ranging chicken would find grit in the pasture.
    If your birds are only eating chicken feed (i.e. starter/grower/finisher/layer) they don't need grit, only if you are giving scratch grains. If they are free range they probably find enough pebbles to suffice.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Since this is the GOOSE area will answer based on what geese need.

    Place it in a bowl or another container they can access as they need/want. The same for oyster shell for calcium for the females. Scattering it on the ground wont do much good since they eat grass and not peck at the ground. I wouldnt mix it into their food though either, something as simple as a flower pot or shallow bowl will do.
     
  4. sandipuppy

    sandipuppy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!

    Yup, it is for my newly acquired geese. Should have mentioned that....
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Be sure you give them varied sizes to select from, chicken grit and small pebbles too (think round small smooth river rock type) Geese love to play with stones anyways so they will pick through
     

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