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  1. kdavis228

    kdavis228 Out Of The Brooder

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    Would it b better to have about a 3" layer of sand in my run rather than just dirt and if so would that b good enough for grit or would I still need to supply grit along with their feed?
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you buy sand that has gravel mixed in with it (and even then), sand is much too fine to serve as grit. Granite chips (which is what poultry grit is composed of) is really cheap and is exactly suitable for the purpose chickens use it for. It has rough, irregular edges (not rounded pebbles).

    You can see what I mean when you take a look at the picture of poultry grit shown on this website:

    http://www.a1grit.com/poultry.htm
     

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