Episode-2403- Listener Feedback for 3-18-19 — 3 Comments

  1. Grit vs Oyster shell

    I have found what Jack says to be true, but also found this online:

    Oyster shell supplies them with the calcium they need for good egg shell development. Grit going into their crop helps them “chew” their food.

    My ducks and chickens do better with grit offered free choice along side the oyster shell, plus they get to forage pasture throughout the day, enabling them to get grit/stones from the ground. Why do we offer grit anyways? Because its CHEAP, it’s easy and they need it to digest their food properly. Using grit actually reduces the amount of feed they need because they digest their food better.

    Oyster shell is too soft to grind the food like grit.

  2. Correction: food is STORED in the crop, it’s digested/ground up in the gizzard. 🙂

  3. Jack,

    I think you’re on to something with the reduction in brick & mortar higher education institutions.  I have completed over 96 credit hours via three different online colleges. All but one was online only college. The other two passed the cost saving (ish) on to the students in the form of lower tuition rates. With that said, I have done all this while serving in the Army and of course multiple overseas deployments. I would like to also mention, that here in Washington state the Government school system offers K-12 online school. Yes it is still Government school but if the parents and kids are disciplined the school work can be completed in half the time. Thus, allowing time in each day for more productive activities, like being a kid not a prison.