Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chelly, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Would this be worth a try to add to chicken feed?

    Whenever you use eggs, save shells. Wash shells out right after using the eggs and save them up for about a week or so until you have a "batch" worth processing. Bake shells at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes to remove the mineral oil coating and make them brittle enough to grind. Grind to a fine powder in a food processor, blender or coffee grinder (I use a coffee grinder). Make sure there are no sharp, gritty pieces.

    1 tsp. of powder supplies about 1800mg - 2000mg of calcium.
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Personally I would have it available free choice. Chickens are good at determining how much calcium they need.
  3. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Wouldn't this be better than buying a calcium suppliment, like oyster shell and the like?
    I guess you could crush it up till its like a gritty texture and let the chickens pik/eat as needed.

    (perhaps it could FUNCTION as grit?)
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    calcium (oyster shell) cannot replace grit.

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