Crushed Avione Cuttlebone for Chickens?

slikylover

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 8, 2010
20
1
34
Melbourne
Hi, I heard that crushed oysters shell are a good source of Calcium for chickens, and was wonder if we can feed our chickens crushed Avione Cuttlebone inplacement of crushed oyster shells?

Is it safe to give Avione Cuttlebone to Chickens or is it dangerous maybe?

anyone know that answer?

thanks in advanced.
 

Kung Foo Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
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Upstate, South Carolina
From what I've read there is not much difference.
The eggshells are somewhat more easily absorbed
than cuttlebone or oyster shells though.

Either will furnish the needs of hens.
Remember also that if you use a laying feed it
should have the calcium requirements.

My chickens free range (supervised)
and I give crushed egg shell because oyster shell
is not available. My mom's friend owns a diner.
 

StupidBird

Songster
10 Years
Apr 8, 2009
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GA
Grandma raised chicks all her life. She'd save all eggshells, bake up the collection in her wood burning range's oven. They'd be slightly browned. Then she'd crush them and add to the feed. I do the same, but have used a handful of eggshells in the bottom of planting holes for tomatoes and have ended blossom end rot. Since my feeds have calcium in it, I just will use all of the eggshells in the garden.

Where do you come across this cuttlebone product? Is it something local?
 

slikylover

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 8, 2010
20
1
34
Melbourne
Quote:
i got it at my local livestock auction, they usually sell 3 for $5 in normal retail store but i think i got 300 cuttlebone for $10 BARGAIN lolzz.. xD they normally use cuttlebone for parakeets, but was wondering if they can use them for chickens.. seems so. ^^
 
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