How to make your own oyster shells to improve your chickens soft eggshells

By KaylorFarms · Jul 21, 2017 · ·
  1. KaylorFarms
    In this article, I'm going to show you how to make your own oyster shells to improve your chickens eggshells if they are soft. it's easy, and it's good to have it your local feed stores don't have it.

    Crack about 8 eggshells, or as many has you will need. wash the the inside of each egg, and let them dry out for a few hours. You can also try the eggs with a paper towel if you want. After the eggs are fully dry, crush the eggshells in to tiny pieces with a rolling pin, or food processor.

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and let the eggshells bake for
    5-10 minutes. Take the crushed eggshells out of the oven and let them cool.
    When mixing grit with the chick feed, I recommend you put 1 tablespoon of the oysters in every cup of feed.

    I hope this helps you all!
    If you have any questions, send me a pm or ask your questions in the comments.

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  1. pondee
    Oyster shells are fed separately and the little cluckers take what they need when they need. Can you use the egg shells the same way?
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    1. Texas Kiki
  2. Texas Kiki
    Eggshells provode extra calcium for chickens. They are NOT grit.
  3. naf_appaz
    A good calcium supplement for egg layers although I have heard some chickens will start breaking and eating there own eggs if you feed them egg shells?? I use this method for a calcium supplement in my worm compost beds. I agree with Ravynscroft this is not a good chick grit the calcium dissolves and gets digested it does not go to the gizzard for helping food digestion you need real grit (rock, sand, granite etc.) for the health of your chicks or chickens
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  4. Ravynscroft
    That is calcium, not grit.... and extra calcium should NOT be given to chicks... grit is crushed rock, like limestone....
    1. WVduckchick
  5. caboodleschicks
    Cool! I'll have to test that out!
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