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Hard shell used like grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by paparootzi, May 22, 2010.

  1. paparootzi

    paparootzi In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kingston, TN
    I have oyster shell for calcium and hard shell from co-op for grit....it is small grey rock-like...OR should I just order grit from online?
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    It depends on what "hard shell " is
    If you mean crushed sea shells, its not "grit"

    If your birds free range and have access to dirt and rocks, they will find grit on their own
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I have been supplying oyster shell and grit in separate bowls for 2 years now and the girls look at it as if it where poison. They never touch it and I have never had a soft shelled egg or sickly chicken from no grit. Are we pampering them to much?

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