Gritty Mix: "Quikcrete" Gravel instead of crushed granite?

whiteRhino(8b)March 12, 2013

I'm having a hard time tracking down poultry grit that isn't oyster shells. I did find a bag of Manna Pro Poultry Grit, but it's $20 for a 20lb bag...

Lowes sells a 50lb bag of Quikrete All-Purpose Gravel for under $4 that looks like a viable substitute. To my layman's eye is appears to be a very course sand...would this stuff work instead of granite for Al's Gritty Mix?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Looks to be just a little bit larger than optimum, but if the price is right I don't see why you couldn't screen to gather the material between 1/16 and 1/4 inch.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 10:55PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Have you tried looking at a landscape supply? I have no trouble finding 1/4 inch granite, which when screened, works very well in the gritty mix and only costs about $6 a cubic foot. Al

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 9:23AM
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