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Egg shells for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Werforpsu, May 11, 2016.

  1. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I have read all about giving egg shells back to hens.

    I have 11 chicks (ages 3 weeks through 8 weeks aproximately) right now and today I am making several large egg casseroles. I will have 4 dozen egg shells from this process. Can I / Should I: grind up the shells an mix them in with their food or offer as a treat? OR, are they to young and this calcium isn't good for them.

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are getting more than enough calcium in their starter/grower.
     

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