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Egg shell question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thechickenfarmer, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hi Everyone,
    I've been using a lot of eggs lately so I thought I would bake the shells in the oven and crush them up for the chickens. I've heard of other people doing that on the forum. My question is: Do I mix the crushed shells with their feed (they get layer pellets) or do I put it our free choice like the oyster shell? Thanks, Jen

  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Serve it up like oyster shell - they know how much they need [​IMG]
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    My wife used to bake the shells and crush them and add to their feed but it seem that the chickens got tired of them, so now we just feed them oyster shells. We would also eat shrimp occasionally and feed the chickens the shells and heads they loved them.

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