Caution! Crab Shell Awareness

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buffyfluffy17, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. buffyfluffy17

    buffyfluffy17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all started when I was eating at a crab boil. When we finish eating our crabs we throw the shells in a bucket. Later, I dump them into the chicken coop for the chickens to peck at them because it gives the yolks a nice, dark orange color and a great taste. It's also a great souce of protien for them. But of course there has to be a catch. Crabs have barbs on the side of the shell. So, I had never thought about it, but it happened. One of my hens must have stepped on one because she was limping pretty badly. I looked at the bottom of her foot and there was nothing to be seen. After about a week and a half of taking it easy, she seems to be doing just fine.

    If you have or are presently given you chickens, guinea fowl, etc. crabs, BE CAREFUL!!!!


    HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FLOCK![​IMG],


    Buffyfluffy17
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  7. Michael OShay

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Thanks for the warning regarding the crab shells. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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