Have you heard the expression 'as rare as hens' teeth'? We have too, and because your girls don't have any teeth, they need a bit of a helping hand when it comes to digestion.
Hen grit is a vital part of your hens' diet and comes in two forms - soluble and insoluble. You can read more below and also see which products we advise to ensure they get enough of both.
Ideally your hens should be fed a mix of insoluble and soluble grit.
Fine or soluble grit dissolves in the hens’ digestive system. It is mostly calcium-based and is essential for egg shell formation.
Insoluble grit is comprised of things like small pea-sized gravel chips or small stones which do not dissolve, nor do they provide calcium, but they do provide a mechanical aid to break down food.
The good news for your hens is that they won’t need a routine visit to the dentist, nor will they need a set of choppers as they age, but it is important to give them the right grit to enable them to break down their food.
Natures Grub Hen Grit - £2.79
AgriVite Flint Poultry Grit - £2.99
AgriVite Oystershell Grit - £3.99