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do you feed the whole Oyster shell? or crushed ? where do i get it

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sandrameissnest, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. sandrameissnest

    sandrameissnest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    i live in Florida right on the water. so i can get the oysters pretty easy. but do i give the whole thing... or is it a powder or
    little pieces ?
    and where do i get it , if its not the whole oyster.
    thanks Sandra
    p.s do they eat also fruits and veggies ?
  2. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    The stuff sold for birds is crushed. The pieces are about 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch or slightly smaller. Feed stores for animals should have it, just try asking. It is crazy cheep stuff. 50lbs for $11.19 last time I bought it and it lasts for ages. Any the birds can't seem to use can go in garden soil or on the lawn...

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Crushed oyster shell is available at most feed stores. If you have acces to whole shells you should be able to crush them with a hammer. The whole shells are a little big for most chickens to swallow.

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