newby grit question

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

  1. auto5man

    auto5man Songster

    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 Songster

    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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