can you give egg shells to chickens that are not laying?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jason180sx, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    can i give my chickens egg shells but only one is laying. they are 17-20 weeks old
     
  2. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've given my chickens COOKED eggshells. I have been told this causes the chickens to eat eggs. That was never a problem until my hubby cut the food rations to a minimum, and my treats supply has dwindled( no money, no food inour house.)[​IMG]
     
  4. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you give it to them if they are not laying
     
  5. mistakingdeer

    mistakingdeer Out Of The Brooder

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    I scramble eggs with left over veggies and bread thrown in. crush the egg shells and mix it all.. they love it...especially the little chicks. I make sure there crushed and dont resemble a whole egg.
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You can offer it when they're not laying. They won't take any until they need it.
     
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    I would be sure to crush them up reallly good so the shells dont resemble eggs so they dont get the idea to start eating there own eggs once they start laying..
     

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