Help! chicken pasture shift system

Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by gabe22, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. chook-in-eire

    chook-in-eire Junior Member

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    Botulism could be a problem.
     
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    Good point. Are chooks scavengers in the wild? Fresh road kill then, or through the maggot factory.
     
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    If Chickens have a lot of insects to eat such as crickets grasshoppers etc , then do they need grit?
    If fed "grains and seeds then is grit such as oystershell a "must" ?
    or is it best just having access to shell or grit all the time ?
     
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    Oystershell is for calcium but no good for grinding down grains in the gizzard. All nicely explained at the link below.
    No need to reinvent the wheel.
    https://keeping-chickens.me.uk/getting-started/grit
     

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