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Ordered Oyster Shell- Got Chick Grit instead

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lunachick, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    All my birds are adults, can they still use the chick grit? It's pulverized like sand, would it benefit the big girls, if not, can I still use it for something? Dang.

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It'll do them some good as grit, but not as good as hen-sized grit. You could use it if you wanted.

    Or, it is quite good for 'sanding' icy spots on the sidewalk or driveway or whatever, if you ever do that sort of thing -- doesn't melt uselessly into the ice the way darker colored sand or gravel do.

    Good luck, have fun,

  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I got a BIG bag of it too. Good idea for the driveway, we're getting a lot of snow lately! thanks Pat. I'll put it in their dishes and see if they munch it.
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    It works great for canaries and finches in the house! Hmmm--I wonder how many you would need? [​IMG] TErri O
  5. RocketDad

    RocketDad Songster

    Jul 25, 2008
    Near US 287
    I'd use it as an excuse to get more chicks.

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