Grit with crumble?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by night, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. night

    night New Egg

    Oct 22, 2012
    do chickens need grit when they are being fed crumble?
  2. lbrtyldy

    lbrtyldy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 18, 2011
    I think they need grit if they get anything in addition to the store bought chicken feed.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If all they are eating is 100% crumbles? No. If they are fed grains and other harder to digest things? Yes. They can also get grit naturally by pecking pebbles and tiny rocks in the yard or driveway.
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    if they free range, or have anything other then their food to eat than I would give them grit. but if you live in a rocky area, then they should be able find their own

    JUPAFiSH Out Of The Brooder

    Grit? Can this be purchased? Found in the garden? Is it coarse soil?
  6. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    Its just little rocks. Can be found almost anywhere. If they have access to the ground they will find their own.

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