Mix oyster shell & grit with feed????????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Blosing101, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Blosing101

    Blosing101 In the Brooder

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    Is it better to mix your oyster shell and grit with your feed or to put them in separate feeder/containers and let them get it as they want?
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Songster

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    It is fine giving your hens their grit/oyster shells in either a separate container, or mixed in with their feed. I personally give mine a free choise, with pots of grit in various places of the run, but it is up to you personal preference.
     
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  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    I keep my grit separate, so they take as needed. I will also give them oyster shell separately if the shells get thin. So far the layer feed is doing it's job. GC[​IMG]
     
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  4. Shelley Lee

    Shelley Lee Hatching

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    My hens just started laying so I mixed layer feed in with the grower feed and have grit as well as oyster shell in separate bowls. Is this ok?
     
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    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    Oh yeah I mixed my grower and layer feed 50/50 for two weeks. Now straight layers.
    I have about 10#s of growers feed left so l mixed it 50/50 with scratch grains and toss it on the ground twice a day. They gobble it up. When that is gone I am thinking about doing the same with the layers feed.
    That's how I introduced them to the pellets. GC
     

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