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

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    hi,
    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

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    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...
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    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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