Grit????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by knboulay, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. knboulay

    knboulay In the Brooder

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    Anyone use just egg shell as a form of grit? Or do i need to you some sort of stone
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You need grit if your chickens do not have access to sand and rocks. Egg shells are a good source of calcium (like oyster shell) but too soft to grind food which is what the grit is for. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Songster

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    Can I fill a smaller feeder with the grit and put it in the coop or should I throw it out all over the coop? I was figuring I was going to have a feeder with chicken scratch mixed with shells, a container of grit, a bowl with veggies changed out once in the morning and then throw a little of those three in the coop for the chickens to find. Does this sound okay? The girls come home this week.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can throw the grit on the ground- it's fine. I do it sometimes.
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

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