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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.
6 Iowa Blues, 5 Buff Orpington, 4 Silver Laced Wyanndotte, 3 Black Australorp, 2 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Easter Egger.
Also, Pebbles the mutt rooster, an unknown chick, 10 Cornish X, 14 California Whites, plus as many eggs as I can put in the incubator.
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6 Iowa Blues, 5 Buff Orpington, 4 Silver Laced Wyanndotte, 3 Black Australorp, 2 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Easter Egger.
Also, Pebbles the mutt rooster, an unknown chick, 10 Cornish X, 14 California Whites, plus as many eggs as I can put in the incubator.
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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.
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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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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