egg shells?!?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Justino, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    i think i remember someone saying its good to feed your chickens their crushed egg shells....is it really?
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    yup...replaces the calcium lost making the egg
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    awesome!!! [​IMG] thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also heard it may promote egg-eaters tho.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    To make sure to NOT promote egg eating, first, make sure your eggshells are clean/dry. I nuke mine in the microwave for 20 seconds after cracking open, then put in a gallon ziploc with the top open. Once it's full, I close the top & rollerpin the heck outta them. THen, I just sprinkle it on top of my dish of oyster shell.
     
  6. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ultimate recycling [​IMG]
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    There's no need to microwave, cook, or otherwise prepare the egg shells. I throw mine into a bowl in the counter and let them air dry. When the bowl is full I crush up the shells and mix them in with the feed.

    Voila - simple and no dishes to clean!
     
  8. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw mine in a gallon size bag and into the freezer they go until I have a lot of them, then I just crush them with my hand while still in the bag and throw them out with their treats. No problems with egg eating from my girls.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I have an old pie tin on the furnace that I put the egg shells on to dry. After a couple of days, I drop them in the blender to chop them up... coarse for the chickens, and really fine for quail. Works like a charm. [​IMG]
     
  10. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes! I microwave mine for 1 minute and then crush in a paper towel! [​IMG]
     

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