calcium question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mamabigbird, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know about ground eggshells and crushed oyster shells but I have a big ol' bottle of calcium supplements for people
    that I can't take because they give me horrible heartburn.
    They don't have magnesium or any other additives and the only ingredient is oyster shell
    so I woder if I can just grind 'em up and add to the eggshells that I feed the hens?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    If the only ingredient is oyster shell (which you already said it was) then I don't see any reason not to.
     
  3. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with above poster. Why not?
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't hurt as long as they have to go someplace. Would be an awfully expensive way to supplement them otherwise though. [​IMG]
     
  5. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I thought it might be okay, but nice to get feedback. Yup it's an expensive supplement for them but better than tossing 'em out.
     

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