egg shells - free feed or only certain times

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    We have been saving/drying our pullets egg shells to give back to them. I try to keep some in a dish in the run, but they always turn it over and they I cannot fined it for a while. Anyways, should I just give them the egg shells freely, let them have them any time or only at certain times?

    Still trying to find more green things at the stores to feed them (when I can make sure they are organic) but haven't had much luck with prices.
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't wait. If I get a cracked egg or a small one, I smash it on the ground and they clean it up lickety split!
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Mix in the feed. Done.
     
  4. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I don't want them to have them with 'egg' in them, you know the yolk and such, so we dry them first then I crush them in a small baggie.

    I will start mixing them in with their layer feed. Thanks.
     
  5. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just crushed up a batch of eggshells and plan to add it to the oyster shell they already get as free choice.
     

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