Hens do not have any teeth and need grit to break down the fibre in their food. It is crucial that some form of grit is provided as the easier the food is digested and absorbed the healthier your birds will be.
The Marriage's Mixed Poultry Grit is a mixture of hard and soft grit and is essential in breaking down fibre in poultry food and providing calcium.
Hard Grit (insoluble grit) - enables food to be easily digested by being ground down by the grit when it passes through the gizzard. It is also called Flint Grit.
Soft Grit (soluble grit) - has a high calcium content which is essential for bones and eggshell formation. The type of soft grit used in this mix is Oyster Shell.
Where should the grit be placed?
The grit should be placed in a separate feeder such as a grit hopper or similar container for the hens to help themselves as the grit should be available at all times.
Enables food to be easily digested
High calcium content
Composition of Mixed Poultry Grit:
Hard Grit, Soft Grit.