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Oyster Shell Grit

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by adriano, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. adriano

    adriano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi could someone please tell me about giving oyster shell grit to pheasants.

    How much do they need, and how often etc.
    Should it be seperate from food or mixed together.
    Is it to aid in digestion.
    And do peacocks need it aswell.

    Cheers
    Adriano
     
  2. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just put a bowl of free choice out and they will take what they need. its needed for egg proguction and stronger shells
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AND THE BIRDS OWN BONE HEALTH TOO! I ALSO GIVE MINE REGULAR CHICK GRIT(CRUSHED GRANITE) TO AID IN DIGESTION.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oyster shell, though it may have some properties like grit, is not for grinding, but for calcium. Grit is a different thing altogether, though many feedstore erroneously sell oyster shell as "oyster grit". I'm sure peacocks need grit, but if they have access to pebbles and gravel, they get it already. Oyster shell can be put in a small feeder for them to get when they need it.
     

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