Shell Grit for Chickens
A must-have for laying pullets and hens!
Why do your chickens need shell grit?
Chickens don't have teeth! Therefore ensuring they have a supply of grit is critical to the health of their gizzard. It's also a critical source of calcium for strong bones and egg shells.
What is shell grit?
Natural Poultry Essentials Shell Grit is literally broken up sea shells. It's 100% real, natural and Australian. It's a mixture of fine and medium textures, perfect for laying hens and pullets.
How to use it?
Chooks love shell grit when it's clean and shiny, so keep half a cup at a time in a container that they can't scratch in. Allow them to "free choice", meaning rather than mixing it into their feed, offer it to them to peck as they please. A small birdcage-style feeder hooked on the side of their coop or run (out of the weather), is perfect. Wet slightly if it's losing its lustre.