newby grit question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by auto5man, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. auto5man

    auto5man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2011
    my girls are about 2 months old and on chick starter, but about 2 weeks ago they started free-ranging all day long (daily) and seem very healthy/happy. Do I need to get them grit? Of course they peck and scratch almost every waking moment in my backyard (urban) and I'm guessing they have found some natural grit. I have given them crickets for treats and fruit, but nothing more solid than that. Will they find enough small rocks in my backyard?
  2. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

    Jun 5, 2011
    Putnam cty, NY
    Usually they will find enough grit, but it is a good idea to provide some supplemental grit near their ration of feed.
  3. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    Mine free range also, however i provide self service containers of grit and oystershell/ egg shells intheir coop and i refill it often.

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