cracked oysters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lvesdg1, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. lvesdg1

    lvesdg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    i live in St Pete Fl...where can i get cracked oysters for the chickens? is it something they need they are aloud to free range in the day time..
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    No it's really ground oyster shell. It helps their shells to be hard. You can get it where ever you get your chicken feed. put some in a cup, near where they eat. They will eat some when they need it.

    You can also toss your egg shells into the oven and bake them for about an hour to dry out. Crunch them up and put them in the cup as well.
     
  3. lvesdg1

    lvesdg1 Out Of The Brooder

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    tried the egg shells they dont seem to like them they are pickie
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    They may not need them. I think you have a lot of calcium in your soil. They they will get it when they free range. you may also have it in the feed you give. We just have it out there just in case on of them wants it.
     
  5. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have laying hens and they have oyster shells availible they WILL eat them...[​IMG]
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