What "treats" can be fed without grit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeccaSmith, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is in quarantine indoors. I'm wondering what "treats" I can give her without using grit? Treats I would like to feed are meal worms, cooked oatmeal, yogurt, etc.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Yogurt and scrambled eggs would be fine . I think oatmeal would be ok. If she has been in quarantine for only a week or so she probably still has some grit in her crop. You could find a little sandy soil to ad to her feed if you don't feel like buying grit.
     
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  3. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been giving her cooked oatmeal and some meal worms. I bought some Greek yogurt today for her. I'll go dig into our spare pile of roadmix so I can continue to give her live meal worms she goes crazy for them!
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Um, why can't you give her access to grit? Put a little dish of it in her container.
     
  5. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was more curious of what foods could be fed without it as I didn't have any in the house. We don't buy grit from the store since our hens free range. I went out to a pile of roadmix we have and scooped some up and brought it in. :)
     
  6. BeccaSmith

    BeccaSmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question related to this...I've been feeding meal worms to my hen that is in quarantine and I did bring some grit in for her and have been sprinkling on top of the food that I give to her. Today I noticed in her poop what looked like undigested parts of the meal worm. I've never been able to identify in her poop what she has been eating before and meal worms are not new to her so I'm wondering if this is normal or her body just isn't breaking things down correctly or if she needs more grit or what?
     

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