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post #21 of 25

Oyster shells crushed can be served separately on a feeder, ( I usually hang mine),  or you can also mixed them with the feeds. Whatever is more appealing to the chickens, you have to find out. Oyster shells are so rich in calcium so it is healthy for hens especially those who are bound to lay eggs soon. 

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Great things happen from the inside." - Unknown



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"If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If an egg is broken by an inside force, life begins.



Great things happen from the inside." - Unknown



http://chickencoopathome.com/

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post #22 of 25

I take 1 or 2 hand fulls and mix it in my chickens feed. They eat it just fine. 

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post #23 of 25
I'm so glad I found this thread! We've been mixing the oyster shells into their feed and the shells have been primarily ignored.

I am going to try the cat food approach first I think. Also a second dish for the shells. They love foraging so I am wondering if they are getting some calcium from the ground here as well.
post #24 of 25
Slight question here.
Bought 3lb of bulk oyster shell for my chickens. They are full grown. I'd say it's crumbled to about pebble/stone size but not crushed to flakes or powder.. should I get out my rolling pin?????? Thank you in advance smile.png
post #25 of 25
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Thanks, this has been very informative !


Found this through searching, and did not have to start a new thread with a question that someone's had before.


Cheers,

Rob in Vermont

Same here! Thanks guys!
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