Originally Posted by Devona
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! There was, indeed lots of cake. Cheesecake, Boston creme cake, and a caramel custard.
Shodack, you're buying too much oyster shell, and here I am, dying for some. I checked online, and the shipping cost more than the oyster shell itself, and I've got two hens who I've been giving their own eggshells to eat. I've asked the pet store if they carry it, they told me they'd get it this Wednesday. Went in Wednesday, it didn't come, maybe next week.
OH I give my chickens back their egg shells crushed up. I don't waste a thing if I can help it. (Not store bought egg shells if their are store bought eggs in the house)
I once ordered DE and it wasn't to bad. Is that a small bag of oyster shell or a 50# bag?
Walmart carries it I think. Grow Organic $12.99 but I couldn't find out the shipping. E. Fowl $35.05 shipping included.
I ordered the DE because if I added the cost to drive to pick it up, it was easier and cheaper to have it shipped. Gas prices were high then.
Perhaps you can get someone to bring you some. I wonder how much would fit in a Flat rate priority box? 50#'s should last a long time. One site says average flock 6-8 birds several months, but I don't feed it all the time. Just occasionally. I sometimes dump some in the feed too. Maybe a table spoon full.
Too if you buy clams or know of a place that has lots of clam shells you can crush them up too.