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Egg Shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cornwellkidd, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. cornwellkidd

    cornwellkidd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2012
    Has anyone used egg shells that are ground fine less than 1/8 in pcs mixed with oyster shells? I ground up a bunch for planting tomato plants and it looks great nice and fine. Thanks
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I never used them for tomatoes but Cooked shells I dry and grind for the chickens, worms and crickets.
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2016
    Cassville Missouri
    Yes you can do that.PS you can plant banana skins with tomatoe plants also.
    The advantage of grinding the egg shell up is they do not see the raw egg shell in total and associate it with what they are looking at when eggs are laid.
    Good thinking in this idea
    PD-Riverman likes this.

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