How often should I feed grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dude+chick, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. dude+chick

    dude+chick Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2010
    Waggaman, La.
    I was wondering how often I should feed grit to my girls. They are ages 8 mo. to 12 mo. approx. 50 of different breeds. I've been scattering about a handful around the coop about every 1-2 weeks. Is this enough?

    Well you can ignore this post. If I would have read further in the post I would have gotten my answer. Sorry for the duplication.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  2. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep a tuna can of grit out at all times in the run/coop and replenish as it goes down. That way they can eat what they need. Mine do not free range; they are in a run covered with sand.
  3. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    I leave grit out all the time in a small bowl. They take what they want when they want. And I refill. Mine free range all day, every day...and they still eat grit as needed. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (translated - healthy, satisfied bird).
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010

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