what kind of grit should i get for my birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by animals1981, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    That would be good for my show pigeons but also i can use for my scovie ducks and chickens?
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    crush oystershell may do well as a dual purpose...good for eggs and calcium intake and im sure it acts as grit in the crop before leaviing the crop. I've always wondered about that...but anyhow if it does act as both, then id' say crushed oystershells...because theres a bunch of peices in there small enough for my quail and also big enough for my chickens. [​IMG]
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    There are some special grits just for pigeons that have calcium in them. I don't think oyster shell counts as a 'grit'. I use a starter grit from my feed store, and then supplement with oyster shell. If you used layer feeds, you wouldn't need oyster shell at all. The starter grit is small enough for baby chicks and button quail, but still large enough for bigger birds.

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