Flint grit is essential to improve feather and bone quality. As birds don’t have teeth, their food is ground down in their stomach with the aid of grit.
The Flint Grit is the non-soluble grit which stays in the birds’ crop to aid digestion. Grit is also necessary in preventing feather-pecking tendencies. A lack of grit in a chicken’s diet is a contributory factor to bad habits such as feather-pecking because they are trying to obtain the missing calcium.
The bird grit should be made available all year round.
Look after your birds and they will live long, healthy, happy lives.