Questions About Scratch

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mylilchix, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bought my flock some scratch. I'm wondering if I need to mix it with grit before I feed it to them or if I'm just tossing it in the dirt that the dirt will act has scratch? Thanks for you help!
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    As long as they have gravel/small rocks available you shouldn't need to mix anything in with the scratch. If they don't have small pebbles available to them, it wouldn't hurt to throw some grit out with the scratch but I wouldn't mix it in.
  3. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    If they free range,they should be fine. Every once in a while I will lead mine to the drive way and let them scratch there.

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