Grits are a type of coarsely ground grain that can help chickens digest their food better.
You should make sure to rotate the kind of grits you give them each day (yes, all types of different grits exist) and make sure they always have fresh water available.
But don’t worry too much-grits are safe for both humans and animals to eat, so if your chickens want some grits, they’ll be just fine!
Grit is a natural source of calcium which helps with bone growth in chicks as well as egg production later on.
It also provides protein necessary for muscle development and it contains important vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin and thiamine which stimulate the digestive process.
Grits should not be the only thing you feed your chickens, but they are a good source of nutrition and can be supplemented with other things like table scraps or scratch (a mixture of cracked corn, wheat, and barley).
Make sure to always have fresh water available for your chickens, and keep an eye on their diet to make sure they’re getting the right nutrients.
If your chickens are interested in trying some grits, go ahead and give them a little bit-they’ll enjoy it! But don’t overdo it, or they might get sick.
How much grit do chickens need a day?
A chicken requires 30 to 50 grams of stones or insoluble grit every year, broken down to 2.5 to 4 grams a day. Grits, being a type of coarsely ground grain, would count as one of the types of grit that your chicken can eat.
What kind of grit do chickens like best?
There are all sorts of different types of grit available on the market, and it’s important to rotate the kind you give your chickens.
Talk to a feed store worker or farmer in your area to find out which ones are best for your chickens, and make sure to give them different kinds from day to day.
What can chicken eat list
nuts such as pecans and pistachios
foods for humans that are safe for your chickens to eat
always have fresh water available!
cereal such as oats, cornmeal, and wheat
scratch (a mixture of cracked corn, wheat, and barley)
What is grit?
Grit are stones or insoluble fragments of coarsely ground grain. Chickens need to have them inside their gizzard so the chicken can grind up food for digestion. Grit is an important part of a chicken’s diet because they can’t digest their food without it.