Natural Shell Grit for Chickens - Calcium-Rich Digestive Aid


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Key Features
  • Natural Source: Made from pure sea shells, providing an organic supplement.
  • Calcium-Rich: Enhances eggshell strength and supports bone health in laying hens.
  • Digestive Aid: Promotes efficient digestion with its optimal coarseness.
  • Free Access: Designed for continuous availability to allow hens to self-regulate intake.
  • Australian Made: Proudly manufactured in Australia, ensuring high quality and reliability.
Shipping Savings
  • Orders $199+: FREE in Australia. *Excludes some bulky items*
  • Below $199: $12.95 flat rate.
  • Express & International: See rates at checkout.

Why Shell Grit is an Essential Supplement for Your Chickens


In the world of poultry care, ensuring your chickens receive a balanced diet enriched with essential nutrients is key to their health and productivity. Shell grit, a natural supplement derived from seashells, stands out as a crucial component of a chicken's diet. This supplement is not only vital for digestion due to the absence of teeth in chickens but also serves as a rich calcium source, especially beneficial for laying hens.

The Importance of Shell Grit for Digestive Health

Chickens, like most birds, rely on a gizzard instead of teeth to grind their food. The gizzard, a powerful muscular organ, requires grit to effectively break down food particles for proper digestion. Without access to grit, chickens can suffer from malnutrition and diminished energy levels, impacting their overall health and egg production. By offering free access to high-quality shell grit, poultry keepers can ensure their flock's digestive system operates efficiently, supporting optimal nutrient absorption and health.

Calcium: The Keystone of Eggshell Strength

Beyond aiding digestion, shell grit serves as an indispensable source of calcium, a mineral critical for eggshell formation. Laying hens with insufficient calcium intake risk health complications, including weakened bone structure, as their bodies compensate by leaching calcium from their bones. This not only affects their health but can also lead to poor eggshell quality. Integrating shell grit into the diet of laying hens fulfills their heightened calcium needs, promoting the production of strong, healthy eggshells.

Features and Benefits of Shell Grit

  • Natural and Pure: Our Shell Grit is derived from natural sea shells, ensuring your chickens receive a supplement free from artificial additives.
  • Optimal Coarseness: Specifically tailored for common chicken breeds, this grit is ideal for efficient digestion.
  • Rich in Calcium: Supports bone health and robust eggshell production.
  • Ease of Use: Designed for free access by chickens, allowing them to regulate their own intake as needed.

Usage Guidelines

To maximize benefits, shell grit should be placed in a bowl or hopper accessible to chickens at all times, ensuring it is protected from wet conditions and replaced if soiled. Importantly, shell grit should not be mixed with feed or other supplements to prevent over-consumption.


Shell grit is more than just a supplement; it's a fundamental component of a chicken's diet, crucial for both digestive health and calcium provision. By offering shell grit, poultry keepers can significantly enhance their flock's health, laying capabilities, and overall wellbeing. Visit our Learning Centre for more insights on maintaining optimal chicken health.


Dine A Chook shipping charges are as per below and apply to Australian orders only. International orders are calculated by weight at checkout.

Order Value Shipping Cost
Under $199 $12.95 Flat Rate
Over $199 Free Standard Shipping
Road Express Shipping From $14.95

How is your order shipped?

All Dine A Chook orders are sent using Australia Post unless otherwise stated. All orders require a signature at the time of delivery unless you provide an authority to leave. We deliver to Residential and Business addresses, PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers.


Every Dine A Chook delivery is completely insured for the total value of the items dispatched and insurance coverage includes loss and damage during transit. In the unlikely event you receive a broken item, contact our office via the contact us page within 3 working days of signing for the goods so we can arrange for a replacement.

Shipping times

State Estimated delivery (business days)
Queensland 2-3 days
New South Wales 3-5 days
Victoria 5-7 days
South Australia, Tasmania & ACT 6-8 days
Western Australia & Northern Territory 8-12 days

With the exception of busy times of the year, orders received before 11am are generally shipped out that same day.