Oyster shells and Grits

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Egg-citable, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Egg-citable

    Egg-citable Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are eating the Oyster shells but the Grit does not seem to go down at all. The size of them is about the same. Do I need to keep the Grit ?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They only eat what they need.
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oyster shell is for laying hens who may need extra calcium. Grit is to help break up foods before they enter the stomach since ,chicken have no teeth.

    If chickens are outdoors they will pick up their own grit as needed ( small stones, etc.)
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    X3...they just seem to know what they need to consume and in the right amounts. :)
     

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