If my chickens can go outside do they need....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kimboolah, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    grit? They have freedom to cruise around in their fenced yard, and it is a mix of dirt on one part and grass on the other. Will they get whatever grit they need from that or should I add it?

    They also get all kinds of veggies and fruit that we have leftover from the kitchen (note: they do not like green peppers!).

  2. chickenchik12

    chickenchik12 Songster

    Jun 9, 2009
    stumptown CA
    my chickens never had grit and theyre perfect.but if yours want some they could just peck at the dirt and find minarals or you could give them crushed oyster shells.dont waste money.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2009
  3. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Songster

    I feed my chicks some grit every now and again but the entire run is sand so I think they get what they need from that. They have done well so far!
  4. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    Ok, that's kind of what I was thinking--that they would get what they need from the dirt.

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