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11 wk old pullets eating the oyster shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shellybean40, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was under the impression that I could switch my mixed age flock to flock raiser and put out oyster shell and the younger ones would not touch it. They actually dove right into it. I took it out of the run, and put it outside where my layers free range. Will it hurt my younger girls??
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sounds as if they are looking for grit to help in the digestion of their food.
     
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so, they are in a LARGE run on dirt with lots of grit.
     

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