Chicken Grit

$23.99
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Required as Chicken Do Not Have Teeth: With grit, chickens can "chew" & breakdown feed so their body can absorb the nutrients they need to be healthy & produce larger eggs more consistently
Two Sizes to Choose From: Starter Grit for ages 0-8 weeks. Layer & Grower for ages 8+ weeks
Chickens Eat as Needed: Your chickens will eat grit when needed, making it easy to set out in a separate container to their feed

Grit is required as chickens do not have teeth.

With grit, chickens can "chew" & breakdown feed so their body can absorb the nutrients they need to be healthy & produce larger eggs more consistently. As chickens do not have teeth, they need grit (basically little rocks) to help break down and digest their feed.

Grit is rocks with nothing added.

Specifically, 100% natural quartzite. Quartzite is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts.

Grit is to be set out at all times for chickens. Chickens will eat as needed and will not overeat.

Even if your flock is free range and finding grit in the yard, we recommend supplementing their feed with grit to avoid digestive issues that are common without grit.

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How does the subscription work?

Subscribers save 5% on every order, forever! Choose frequency (weekly, monthly, quarterly) —whatever floats your coop. Change frequency & quantity or cancel at any time.

Is this suitable for ducks, geese & waterfowl?

Yes! They love it.

Why do my feed orders look a little different?

100% of ingredients are Certified Organic & Certified Non-GMO so much like organic apples at the grocery store, grain size & color vary a little. All ingredients are exactly the same each time we mill but the color & size may look a little different. If you’d like uniformity of color, mash or pellet is the way to go as the grains are finely ground but whole grains may look a little different - as is mother nature's way.

Transitioning Feeds

Feed Transition Guide

Whether transitioning from starter to grower, or switching feed brands, it's important to slowly transition so their stomachs have time to adjust.

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