Grit is important for any chickens fed scratch or allowed to range freely. Chickens don't have teeth, and they store little rocks in their "crop", which is where food goes before it enters their stomach. The rocks allow them to break down their food. Without it, your birds will develop digestive issues.
This grit is insoluble, crushed granite. If your chickens don't have access to fresh pasture, or if the ground is frozen, grit is a "must" to keep them healthy. Offer it free choice
, and don't worry – they won't overdo it.
Directions: sprinkle in with your flock's feed; sprinkle on the ground; or provide it free choice in a container like
this. Our flock devours the fine/chick grit, too!
- Helps with proper digestion
- Designed to be fed with coarse grains
- For all classes of poultry