Give your chickens an excellent source of calcium they need for bone and eggshell formation. Poultry Grit Plus is a unique blend of essential grinding aids that assist birds in digesting their foods. This enriched grit contains oyster shells, an excellent source of calcium. Charcoal is added to help support normal digestion and is thought to absorb toxins in the intestinal tract. Chickens love the anise (licorice-like) flavor, too, so you won't have trouble getting them to eat it. For use in all poultry breeds 8 weeks of age and older.
Feeding recommendations: Feed free choice in separate feeder or mix one lb per 40 lbs of feed.
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Ingredients: Granite Grit, Oyster Shell, Charcoal, and Anise Oil.
- There are two types of grit, soluble and insoluble
- Soluble forms of grit include: cuttlebone, oyster shell, limestone, and gypsum and are dissolved by acids as it passes through the bird's digestive system. Soluble grit serves as a great source of calcium and other minerals for chickens.
- Insoluble grit is generally in the form of silica, and may range in size from sand to small pebbles. Insoluble grit remains in the gizzard and is thought to aid in the mechanical breakdown of food. Chickens mainly get this kind of grit by foraging in the yard.
- Birds have a muscular portion of the stomach called the gizzard, which grinds and crushes food. The smaller particles, then, are more easily broken down by digestive enzymes as they pass through the digestive tract.