Is it possible to give too much poultry grit?

DMJ1123

In the Brooder
May 2, 2019
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My flock of six is 8 weeks old. I just started letting them roam supervised outside of the run for some extra foraging. I started them on insoluble poultry grit two days ago. I put out a small bowl with about a cup and a half yesterday and today and they ate it all within an hour both days. I've been reading that they won't eat more than they need and to always offer it. Is that true?
 

ChickNanny13

Crossing the Road
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Jun 23, 2013
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Wow, I've always read they'll eat what they need just as the hens do Oyster Shells. Rarely do I have to refill grit but it could be yours are eating alot of grass?
How and where are you feeding their grit? Feed/water?
Is it right next to their feed?
Do you put it out with their feed when you set out their feed?
 

wyoDreamer

Crowing
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Nov 10, 2010
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Also, make sure to use the right sized grit.
I have watched one of my chickens sorting through the grit in the bowl, to find just the right pieces, lol. She would pick a piece up, turn it around in her beak and put it down, pick up a different one and fell it and put it down. over 20 minutes at the grit bowl...
 
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