Traction Sand as Grit for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by frostbite, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears to just be coarse sand, for the driveway when it's icy, coarse sand, too coarse for a sandbox, but smaller than stones. It's a whole lot cheaper than chicken grit. Would it work for chickens?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sand works for up to 4 weeks or so IMO- but here is the info. off the cherrystone grit bag:

    http://cherrystonegrit.com/grit_sizes.html
    #1 is for up to 4 weeks or so
    #2 is for 4-7 weeks (and I use it for bantams too)
    #3 is for over 7 weeks
    (this info is off the bag from the feed store of this brand of grit).

    If the grit isn't large enough it won't be as effective. I feed whole grains and seeds and thus buy it for them.
     
  3. frostbite

    frostbite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That's the perfect answer I needed. I can take it from there, thanks again for your help.
     

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