A beneficial mix of flint grit and limestone grit, oyster shell, cockle shell and charcoal, Feathers and Beaky Free Range Chicken Grit is a premium grit for all chickens.
Essentially there are two different types of poultry grit available – insoluble or Flint grit, and soluble grit (usually crushed Oyster Shell). The each have certain benefits to your poultry’s general wellbeing, so its important to know what each is used for and whether you should be supplying them to your hens.
Containing Oyster Shell, a large, soluble grit, Feathers and Beaky Free Range Chicken Grit dissolves in your bird’s digestive system and is formulated using ground up Oyster Shells. It also contains limestone grit and cockle shell that naturally have a high mineral content, including the all important calcium for good shells on your chicken’s eggs. This source of calcium also promotes strong bones, and although modern poultry laying feeds usually contain sufficient calcium, there is no harm in providing additional calcium in this way.
Containing flint grit, a small, insoluble grit, this part of the Feathers and Beaky Free Range Chicken Grit passes through the bird to the gizzard to grind down food so that it can be more easily digested, promoting digestion in poultry. It also contains added charcoal, enhancing the palatability of food and aiding digestion.