How do I feed Grit and Oyster Shell to my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by urban sunshine, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. urban sunshine

    urban sunshine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello [​IMG] I was wondering about how you guys feed grit and oyster shell to your flocks. Do you put it in a different feeder, or do you put in your regular feeder, or any other way? Thanks in advance, hope you can help[​IMG]
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    When I feed my birds oystershell, I provide it in a separate container. This way, they can get some if they want it and aren't forced to eat it.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I screwed a small plastic bowl to the coop wall and just fill it once in awhile, they will take what they need.
     
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  4. gawildlife

    gawildlife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they free range? If so grit shouldn't be an issue as they get what they need from common dirt unless your soil is talcum powder fine. Even dirt floored coops and runs should be adequate. If you feeding layers a well balanced layer ration it should meet their calcium needs. If not a small feeder of oyster she'll is fine.
     
  5. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a two inch pvc tube feeder for my oyster shell.
     

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