Crushed Egg Shells for food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BackwoodsPrepperX3, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. BackwoodsPrepperX3

    BackwoodsPrepperX3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very new to chicken keeping. Somebody told me to crush up their egg shells and mix it in their feed to give them calcium. Is this true?
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep. they eat them if they need them. can give with food, treats or by themselves. good recycling of the calcium
     
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, great source of calcium, readily available and this is the best way to do it. Welcome to chickens!!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes. There is some discussion if you need to cook or wash the shells; and whether or not to add to the food or feed separately. But Yes.

    Imp
     
  5. BackwoodsPrepperX3

    BackwoodsPrepperX3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, thanks for the quick replies. I should ask, when is the best time to collect eggs and how well should I wash them?
     
  6. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I collect my eggs in late afternoon, and I just lightly wash them to get the poo off
     
  7. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine usually lay before noon, but I don't get home until 6 and they are fine out there all day.

    i don't wash mine unless they are poopy, then a damp paper towel is all i use. they stay fresh longer if they are not scrubbed clean, supposedly. i don't know. i never scrub them and they don't stay around long enough to say how long they stay fresh!
     
  8. BackwoodsPrepperX3

    BackwoodsPrepperX3 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I check my posts? On my survival forum there is a USER CP tab that I can click on that will take me to my posts if somebody replies to one. It is hard to search for my threads when so many people are chatting.
     
  9. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to index, scroll down to bottom, show my (or your) posts
     
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    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your profile and then toward the bottom there is a view topic and posts link
     

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