Egg shell diet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Phionex Boy, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

    Jul 29, 2014
    When i do the egg shell diet thing, do i wash the egg shells first? Or is it okay to feed right to them? Also, WHAT IS GRIT?
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    What is an egg shell diet? If you are asking about feeding crushed egg shells to your hens then no, you don't have to wash them off. I set mine in the window sill till they dry then crush them and mix in their feed. Grit is small rocks that chickens pick up and swallow to help them grind up the food. Some people use oyster shell crushed.

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