We have been using hay, but that has resulted in 2 of our chickens dying of impacted crops, and otherwise having their innards clogged with lay, which their water or food had spilled into. My chicken co-housing chicken coop and I are trying to find ways to prevent this happening to any more of our chickens.
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Hi Robin ~ Thank you. I will check to see what our sand sources are...and would definitely not use play sand, either, for a number of reasons.
Our group does consult The Chicken Chick. Love her blog...which has been very useful to us. ~:0)
Yes, important distinction! Thanks, for the reminder,, Rochelle.Will discuss with the rest of my "coop" co-op members. ~:0)
I put the grit in their food. Should I be putting it in a separate container? Also, don't they eat some of the sand as their grit?