Cant give oyster shells

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by deChickyHen, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am Jewish and for religious reasons I can not eat shell fish... we live totally kosher.. in my religion shell fish are an unclean food... but everyone is telling me that the chicks will need the shells for good eggs.... I am wondering is there anything else that can be given instead of the shells ?
     
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg shells. After you use the eggs, save the egg shells. Zap them in the microwave or in the oven after you've baked(using the leftover heat) and then crush them. Also, you can give them high-calcium foods to help with that, such as yogurt and kale.
     
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  4. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mike and powdered egg shells work also yogurt ect [​IMG]
     
  5. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am thinking about sand.... i would just hate for them to use it as a litter box tho.... lol
     
  6. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:9 weeks
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg shells, spinach, anything that is a calcium rich food. Mine have never had oyster shell, I just give them back the egg shells
     
  8. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, will diff try this and see how this goes
     
  9. deChickyHen

    deChickyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok this sounds great.... I was wondering because someone told me if you give them the egg shells that they will start eating the eggs ...

    have you had any trouble with this
     
  10. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed back egg shells and even boiled eggs to our gals and don't have egg eaters. [​IMG]
     

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