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Wet oyster shell-question

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I put out free choice crushed oyster shell for my duck (I feed them all flock feed so supplement with oyster shell) but it has been rainy and snowy here in Nebraska. The oyster shell is wet. I stir it up, but just wondering if that is ok to put out wet. I don't know what much about oyster shell other than it is a good idea to give it to hens and duck to ensure good eggs shells. I do only give them DRY feed.

Help?


Edited by Nebraskagirl - 4/19/13 at 5:47am
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my ducks eat a lot of oyster shells .. rain you get  rain ------must be nice smile.png

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I'm not sure what harm would come of it, as it's just crushed/broken shells but i know mine got mushy and made it hard almost clumpy so i put mind indoors to avoid this.


Edited by Going Quackers - 4/19/13 at 4:37pm

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my ducks eat a lot of oyster shells .. rain you get  rain ------must be nice smile.png


Yeah it is nice, but unfortunately we are still in severe drought conditions :(

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I'm not sure what harm would come of it, as it's just crushed/broken shells but i know mine got mushy and made it hard almost clumpy so i put mind indoors to avoid this.


I will have to do this then. Thanks.

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I was wondering the same thing.

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I check my oyster shell every day.  When i think it looks too gross I just dump it out. The ducks don't seem to care either way.. wet/dry/ gross looking.

 

It doesnt smell bad but if it ever did stink i'd dump immediately where the ducks couldnt get to it.

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