Do ducks need oyster shell like chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi..i have my chickens and ducks on layer feed...i plan to get some oyster shell for the chickens in a little bit..(only one is laying right now..) but do i need to give my 2 ducks oyster shell also...or is the layer sufficient?..thanks
     
  2. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I'll give you my opinion (I'm usually wrong), no, you do not. Where they go out in a pond snails, bugs, roots on plants are probably enough for their systems through sozzling.
    Wait for a proffesional to answer.
    With the use of Layena- I THINK, it has the calcium our hens need. So check out your layer pellets and see if they already have calcium in them.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    spook...thanks for the info!...[​IMG]
     

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