Should I give my birds grit??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bk15, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had chickens for 4 years and I have never bought them girt!! I live in a desert and there are lots of small rocks and pebbles for them to it eat and plus I only feed my girls laying crumbles but Iam going to switch them onto pellets so should I feed them grit?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are free range, they should get enough grit from the environment.
     
  3. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let mine free range everyonce in while we have a really bad coyote problem and I have lost one bird because of coyotes so mine mostly stay in the coop and run so I would say I will let them out of the run mabeye once a month
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the run? If the run is dirt then I would say no to the grit, they get enough just being outside.
     
  5. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how big the run is but it is dirt and and it is good size I can keep up to 30 chickens in it and right now I have 7
     
  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say no they do not need grit then keep up enough dirt sand pebbles during the day to keep they going. If you want you can get a small bag but I do not see it as necessary.
     
  7. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks for help!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens are do not like change in the type of feed. If you toss out scratch for them substitute the pellets for 2 or 3 days before you change to pellets. That worked for me. GC
     
  9. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my 5 chicks grit and they have a large run. Some chickens are do not like change in the type of feed. If you toss out scratch for them substitute the pellets for 2 or 3 days before you change to pellets. That worked for me.
     

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