Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
In the UK my hens free-ranged in a variety of grass, soil, gravel, woodland etc and so never needed grit added to their diet.
Here in Alberta they are slightly less free, and the soil has less mineral crunch in it. So mainly I just crush up all eggshells and scatter them for them.
If the shells ever got thin I would add grit but that hasn't happened yet.
Feed - I just buy whatever layers pellets my local feedstore has in, and I give them ALL the kitchen waste except
- chicken (because whilst they would eat it, that's just not right)
- onion, because they won't eat it
- salad, ditto, and it goes slimy.
And I only give them the volume of kitchen waste that they will consume that day so as not to attract rodents.
They love spaghetti...
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.