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Poultry

Poultry

Product Sector: Animal Health

Products: Limestone Chip


Poultry Grits

  • Granular forms of limestone are consumed by hatcheries as poultry grits. These grits lodge in the gizzard, enabling the birds to grind their feed properly.
  • A uniform size gradation below 4mm is most commonly required.
  • The purity of the carbonate is unimportant; in fact, siliceous aggregates, primarily granite, are used to some extent. So it is the physical size and shape of the aggregate that is important.
  • Rounded or spherical granules are preferred to flat or elongated ones. There is a decided preference for carbonate types of poultry grits, presumably since there is evidence that the calcium nutrient is absorbed by the poultry, assisting with egg formation.