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Oyster Shell & Grit in the "Dirt Soup"

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by baabs9698, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. baabs9698

    baabs9698 In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2012

    I have two hens that are beloved pets. They have a large run and a large two story house. They get free range several times a week when we are out to watch them. We live in the country..lots of predators. ANYWAY.....my girls love a good dirt bath so i got a large feeding pan (hard plastic) and filled it with sand so they have it in their pen. I add grit, and calcium as well as grasses, grubs mealworms and hen treats and mix it all up. They seem to love discovering their "treats". My question is, should i be offering the grit and calcium in separate containers? I just read a facebook post that said i should. The girls seem happy, healthy, lay regularly and seem to not only enjoy their rolls in the sand but also the joy of discovering all the hidden treats. What do you think?

  2. What you are doing is fine. They know what they need as long as you know when the concoction is low on one or the other.

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