Malstot

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Jul 18, 2020
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I have 10 16 week old pullets. I have started feeding them fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen. I was told you could give them egg shells. Is this okay or would you condition them to eat whole eggs once they start to lay? Thank you.
 

Kimgerhardt5068

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Jul 11, 2020
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I have 10 16 week old pullets. I have started feeding them fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen. I was told you could give them egg shells. Is this okay or would you condition them to eat whole eggs once they start to lay? Thank you.
I didn't know you could feed fruit and vegetables... What kind do you feed?
 

Birders4Life

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Apr 16, 2020
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I have 10 16 week old pullets. I have started feeding them fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen. I was told you could give them egg shells. Is this okay or would you condition them to eat whole eggs once they start to lay? Thank you.
Hi, I recently saw this and wanted to comment on an excellent question! I have always raised sexlink, but to most breeds this is important. They love ground up egg shells and when laying, they will strengthen the eggs, but they serve a very impressed role in keeping food from getting stuck in their craw, plus their economical. I save everyone I can and mix them in their food! Most love them and they keep them as busy as scratch feed, and easier to eat for the younger kids! Good luck!
 

Birders4Life

In the Brooder
Apr 16, 2020
5
18
21
Hi, I recently saw this and wanted to comment on an excellent question! I have always raised sexlink, but to most breeds this is important. They love ground up egg shells and when laying, they will strengthen the eggs, but they serve a very impressed role in keeping food from getting stuck in their craw, plus their economical. I save everyone I can and mix them in their food! Most love them and they keep them as busy as scratch feed, and easier to eat for the younger kids! Good luck!
Mine really need the extra calcium but you can download a particular nutrition information chart that's very helpful and practical. Has everything from electrolytes to vitamins and when to introduce them. I think you can customize to the breed if your charting.
 

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