Need grit with laying pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pierce652, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. pierce652

    pierce652 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Ive searched this but need to make sure. I am feeding the chickens Nutrena laying pellets along with daily treats of grains and fruits/veggies. Do I still need to provide them grit? Is oyster shell the same as grit? The run is now officially all dirt. They have been here 3 weeks with no ill effects so far.

    Also, is Blue Seal better than Nutrena or is it all the same. I was kind of suprised and kind of disappointed at all the additives that are in the pellets although most are vitamins and minerals.
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    As long as they have access to the ground (dirt) they don't need the grit. If they don't have access to the ground then they do need grit.

    Grit and oyster shell are totally different. Yes, they definitely need the oyster shell once they start laying eggs.

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