Mix of Grit - Charcol - Oyster shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JValera, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys and Hi Ladies

    I raised birds and pigeons before , and I used a mix of grit with charcoal for them .

    I would like to know if I use big container,

    Can I mix together ... Grit , Charcoal and Oyster Shells ??/

    thank you so much

    -Jorge
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    *I* would not mix your oyster shell and grit - by maintaining separate containers you are better able to monitor the available amounts of each -- if mixed you may see the container is full, half-full, empty but you won't know whether what is in the container is oyster shell or grit so you won't know which you the birds need to have added.
    What is your intended purpose in offering the charcoal?
     
  3. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you

    The charcoal is digestive , and for Life Spans.

    portion : 5 pounds grit with 1 pound of charcoal

    --Jorge
     

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