Grit???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover179, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    I have tons of dirt in my backyard, so I could just put some in a small bucket for them. But if I crumbled egg shells and baked them in the oven, then let them cool, would that work as grit??? Or should I just use sand???

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think the sand would work and also the egg shells but you don't have to bake them just the egg shells in a feed trough.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    When serving grit, would you put in in a separate container, of mix it in with the pellets???

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    California
    Thanks so much! [​IMG]
     
  5. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think you needed to give grit for pellets, only grains.
     
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They need grit when they can't get to dirt, like right now with snow covering it. I have 3 bowls in the duck house. A large one for the food, and two small ones with one for oyster shell and one for grit. Grit can be coarse sand or crushed granite. My feed store sells some generic granite grit in 5 bound bags really cheap. Don't forget to check your hardware store in the concrete section. They may have it too. They usually sell it in 20 pound bags and call it coarse sand or crushed stone. Pellets do not contain grit.
     

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