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Oyster shell and chicks

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Ugh these little creatures are continuously finding trouble hmm.png So now it's oyster shell and egg shells, how do you all still give it to your hens but keep it away from the littles? My chicks are 9 weeks old and can reach the little feeder I have the shell in, should I just remove it until the littles are older? What do you all do?
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Chicks sample everything they see. Mine, when they get access to the rest of the run, go right to the oyster shell and gobble some down. Then they promptly lose interest in it.

 

Don't fret. Your chicks aren't going to eat enough to make any difference.

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Originally Posted by azygous View Post

Chicks sample everything they see. Mine, when they get access to the rest of the run, go right to the oyster shell and gobble some down. Then they promptly lose interest in it.

Don't fret. Your chicks aren't going to eat enough to make any difference.

*sigh* THANK YOU so much for replying! I won't worry about it smile.png
Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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