Nitty "grit"ty

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

  1. Sand Hill

    Sand Hill Out Of The Brooder

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

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are feeding gamebird feed and occasionally
    mealworms
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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