Egg shells for chicks

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

  1. Werforpsu

    Werforpsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2016
    Huntingdon County, PA
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    They are getting more than enough calcium in their starter/grower.

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