Eating egg shells and clabbered milk

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beverlybirdd, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. beverlybirdd

    beverlybirdd In the Brooder

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    I thought I had read a while back that someone said you could crush egg shells and feed to your chickens for extra calcium. I have recently had someone tell me that they can smell and taste the eggshell and will start eating their own eggs. What is your opinion? Also, my mother said "in the old days" they would allow old milk to clabber (spelling?) and feed it to the chickens. Has anyone tried this? In all honesty, I did it yesterday and they loved it! But didn't know what other chicken lovers have done.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I save the egg shells and bake them whenever the ovens on, then crunch them up and feed the to the chickens and the only time I have ever had egg eaters was before they all started laying and a few ate eggs in till they started laying and I was not feeding eggs then [​IMG] . So I'd say as long as they have been baked (or boiled I have heard you can do that, too) I don't think there is a problem with it. Sorry don't know anything about the Milk. [​IMG]
     
  3. sjh

    sjh Songster

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    Clabberd milk is best. To much straight milk can be laxative.
     

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