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Isn't It Ok to Give Bantams Regular Calcium and Oyster Shell?

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Hello, I was wondering isn't it ok to give bantams regular calcium and oyster shell like you do for big chickens like Buff Orpingtons or Rhode Island Reds? Because that's what I'm giving my bantams right now.

Thank you.
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I haven't had any problems from it. Regardless of size, my mixed flock of LF and bantam eat the same pellets, crumbles, or meal. I even saw my 1.5 lb silkie gulp down a large japanese beetle today. As long as there's no visible problems, you should be fine.
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Proud owner of:
A five year old German Shepherd/Lab mix, Thor; a Betta fish, Wallace; and a twelve year old snake, Stryker.
Butler to:
2 nine-year old cats, Tillie and Toto; Iowa blues: Bella, Dolly, Barbie, Kitty, Sweetie(evil),Goldie, Lola, Maysie, Blue, and Butch; an IB/EE "pullet", Indie; a RIR, Louisa (who fakes being crippled to sleep in the garage); Molly the 3-winged CW; a BA, Ivan;...
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Oyster shells are not uniformed so there are many sizes in the bits, bantam chickens can eat them just as well as large chickens.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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