Grit Feeder for Chickens

£8.99

Dimensions: (W: 27 cm x H: 28 cm)

  • Holds approx 3 Kg of feed
  • Rain cover helps keep food dry
  • Removable divider separates hopper into 3 sections

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Description

Grit Feeder for Chickens

Chicken grit feeder with a rain cover to keep the feed dry. The cover can be removed to fill and clean the feeder.

Inside, the feeder is separated into 3 compartments by a removable divider. This means  you could use it for grit, seed and feed if you only have a few birds.

Why do chickens need grit ?

Because chickens have no teeth, (hence the saying ” as rare as hens teeth”), they will swallow grit. The grit passes into the birds Gizzard where combined with muscular action it grinds the food to assist digestion.

Why mix flint grit and oyster shell ?

The flint grit is non soluble and provides the grinding medium, (see above). The oyster shell is a soluble grit which dissolves when digested and is a source of calcium. This is essential for good egg shell production and strong bones.

Help & Advice

Please contact us if you have questions about this product or if you want any other advice to find the most suitable equipment for your chickens and ducks. We will be glad to help.

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Note

Weight includes packaging