grit

Discussion in 'Quail' started by animals1981, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello is there any kind of pet store grit i can buy to use for my button quail and golden phesants? i only have six birds so only want a really small amount
     
  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    If you get good quality Game Bird Feed.....The grit is all ready in it.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Tsc Sells Chick Grit In 5 Pound Bags... It Doesnt Spoil So I Would Say It Will Last You For A While
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Go to your stone yard and ask for a bucket of grit, and they will let you walk around and shovel up as much as you want. They don't want to move it themselves.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I buy Parakeet Grit for my buttons - [​IMG]
     
  6. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there anything t pet smart that would be good for goldens though?
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Any kind of grit, or ... if I don't have grit I just go outside and gather up sand for grit! [​IMG]
     
  8. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when people say its too small it wont work is that just a myth?
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Myth - [​IMG]

    Think about it - in the wild did Chickens/Pheasants etc have humans giving them grit ... Noooo .... they just ate sand/dirt - [​IMG]
    They may not even NEED Grit if they have dirt ...
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    The "Grit" is actually in the game bird feed. In most cases, you can raise (at least coturnix quail) on game bird starter from hatch to dispatch, with no other "GRIT" required.
    If you are grinding up cat food, eggs, seeds, grains, or what ever, to make your own feed, then you do need to give them grit. You may also want to research QUAIL nutrition in general. That way you can figure out the cat food to boiled eggs, and then figure out the grit content....but I digress..

    IMHO...give them a good quality game bird ration, and stop fretting about GRIT! That's just Me!
     

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