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Feeding Grit and Oyster Shell to Chickens

Courtesy of Wrangler Network contributor Scoop from the Coop

In every feed store, you’ll find bags of grit and oyster shell near the chicken feed. Why is that, and what exactly do chickens need them for? Learn from Nutrena poultry expert Twain Lockhart what the benefits of them are, and how you should feed them to your flock.

 

Helpful tips:

• Oyster shell and grit are not interchangeable
• Oyster shell supplements the calcium in chicken feed
• Grit aids in digestion of grain, plant materials, bugs, etc. – when in doubt, put it out!