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Can I feed my hens there own egg shells after they have dried

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We have three mason jars w/ crushed egg shells. Can I give my hens there own eggs shells after they've totally dried. I'm talking months. Good or bad idea?????

post #2 of 7

I do.  I smash them with a colander in a coffee can and then dump them in their sandbox or directly on the ground in their run.  I've yet to have an any one eat an egg because I've feed them dried egg shells.

Wife to a DH, slave to 1 Chihuahua, 1 mini Dashound, 1 Dorky,1 Rott, 3 House cats,3 feral cat , to many chicks and chickens to count, bunny rabbits, 1 Pygmy goat, 11 Nigerians.
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Wife to a DH, slave to 1 Chihuahua, 1 mini Dashound, 1 Dorky,1 Rott, 3 House cats,3 feral cat , to many chicks and chickens to count, bunny rabbits, 1 Pygmy goat, 11 Nigerians.
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post #3 of 7

We feed our chickens all the dried, crushed egg shells.  I crush them in a bread bag using a rolling pin.  My Dad uses a bread bag, but places it on the floor and steps on it until it's as crushed as he wants.
No problems either.

prairiegirl

post #4 of 7

Go for it! I save mine in a metal bowl and when ever the oven is on I throw them in for 10-15 min. to dry out them out, then crush them and feed them to the flock.

Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster), 2 3/4 EE/1/4 BA hens, 1 EE/CM hen, 1 Brown Leghorn hen, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster (hopefully leaving soon) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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post #5 of 7

I sure do .
   what goes around comes around.
LoL
        have a small carton on the counter when its full
off to the coops it goes.after being crushed.
they seem to dry themselves.

HeavenCan Wait, Livin in Paradise.
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HeavenCan Wait, Livin in Paradise.
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post #6 of 7

I do. I save them till i have a bunch, then i dump them in the food processor and grind them up. I add it to their feed.

Wife and Homeschooling, sahm of three children, 11, 8, and 5,  dog owner cat owner and crazy bird lady few cockatiel, zebra finches...down to five hens. 2 cookoo (sp?) marans, 2 mutts, and 1 blue cochin
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Wife and Homeschooling, sahm of three children, 11, 8, and 5,  dog owner cat owner and crazy bird lady few cockatiel, zebra finches...down to five hens. 2 cookoo (sp?) marans, 2 mutts, and 1 blue cochin
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post #7 of 7

I used to put mine in the oven for a period of time.  Now I just Put a single layer on a large dinner plate...microwave for 2 min...stir...microwave for 2 more minutes...cool and crush
It works GREAT and no oven or pans to wash(actually I've started using a large paper plate)big_smile

Diana 
redfearnranch@att.net
Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.
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Diana 
redfearnranch@att.net
Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.
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