Calcium question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by woogiebear, May 26, 2011.

  1. woogiebear

    woogiebear New Egg

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    Hey all!
    Still gathering information before I get my first chickens. I always read about oyster shells for extra calcium. Can you use clam shells as well? A restaurant i go to has a huge amount they throw away and i wondered if I could put some to good use.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I sure don't know why not. Calcium carbonate and few other minerals and organics.

    Between the calcium that is in the layer feed and re-feeding egg shells, most folks don't have any concerns, but if you are feeding a flock raiser type feed then additional calcium is essential.

    Any plan on how you are going to pulverize them? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

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