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#1 Grit for Chicks

CHICKENS AND OTHER POULTRY MUST HAVE GRIT. 

Because chickens and other poultry do not have teeth, they need a hard substance in their crop and gizzard to help break down their feed. The gizzard is a muscular part of a chicken’s digestive system that "chews” food by using small stones, or grit, to grind the food. This helps them utilize the vitamins and food value in what they eat. 

McMurray Hatchery carries Grit in two sizes: #1 is a smaller size for baby chicks and juvenile birds, and #3 is a larger size for adult birds. Chick starter is typically milled finely enough so that baby chicks don't usually need grit unless they're eating something other than starter. But they will need grit once they begin eating treats and other foods, or foraging in the yard. 

If you are unable to buy Grit or Oyster Shell in your area, we can send it to you. Don't let your birds go without this important part of their diet. 

Please note: we are unable to ship Grit to Canada.
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Catalog Number Description each Order (QTY)
  6CHB1 1 Lb. Chick Grit $2.79 (each) Order (QTY)
Chick Grit 6G125 2.5 lb Chick Grit $5.79 (each) Order (QTY)
  6G110 10 lb Chick Grit $17.99 (each) Order (QTY)
  6G120 20 lb Chick Grit $25.99 (each) Order (QTY)
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