Insoluble Grit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JValera, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hy guys and Hi ladies


    Please any breeder can to tell me, what type of Grit ( flint or insoluble ) can I use ?

    the best and the brand

    thank you
    _Jorge
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy whatever the feed store is selling for the cheapest amount. I have also used eggs shells, and a lot of people do also.
     
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  3. JValera

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    thank you

    I don't want whatever because These days, with the research that has been done for formulated feeds (available as layers mash or pellets), it isn’t so critical to provide oystershell grit because layers feeds contain sufficient calcium,

    thank you

    -Jorge
    http://keeping-chickens.me.uk/getting-started/grit
     
  4. Kasilofchrisn

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    I use Gran-I-Grit.
    Start with chick grit then switch when they get big enough to regular size chicken grit.

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  5. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oyster shell is NOT grit. Oyster shell is for laying hens to help with eggshells.

    Grit is just small rocks. Any brand is fine. There's no nutritional value in it. All chickens should have access to grit, they need it to grind down their food.
     
  6. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grit and oyster shells are totally different things. Grit doesn't effect the feed at all, other then helping digest it. Like said above any brand is fine. I always go for the cheapest
     
  7. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    FYI, In some parts, oyster shell is called soluble grit.

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