Nitty "grit"ty

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sand Hill, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Sand Hill

    Sand Hill In the Brooder

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    Do bobwhite need grit? How to give and what size? :)
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    All birds need grit if they are eating anything other than their gamebird food. You can use parakeet sand or even real dirt with tiny stones in it. Stones the size of a millet seed or smaller work well. Some birds can eat a bit larger stones.
     
  3. Sand Hill

    Sand Hill In the Brooder

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    We are feeding gamebird feed and occasionally
    mealworms
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Anything that won't dissolve in a glass of water, they'll need grit to digest.
     

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