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Grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by buff goose guy, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a good source of Grit, and what brands of grit are best if I do need to buy some? Also I feed my chickens layena crumbles,chopped dried corn from tsc, and purina scratch grains, they are 8-9 weeks old now and im moving them outside this weekend so just what do I need to do?
     
  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grit is just rocks pretty much. Some tractor supply stores sell it in bags...chick grit is rock crushed down really small but bigger than sand, hen grit is bigger about the size of a feed pellet.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they have access to an outside run they'll find their own grit.
     
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Every feed store should carry grit, it comes in different sizes for different sized birds...

    You want an insoluble grit, granite or quartz are what you will generally find in feed stores...
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    That depends on the soil in the area, as well as run size, in most cases they will deplete a static run area of suitable sized grit quite fast...
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016

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