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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cmitchell, Apr 15, 2011.
At the risk of sounding like the village idiot...how do I cook eggs shells to feed my chickens?
No need to cook them. Just dry them well, crumble, then mix into their feed.
I keep an old pan in my oven that I toss shells into. I take it out when I use the oven then when I'm finished I put it back in. The residual oven heat dries the shells. When it's full I crush them then mix into the hen feed.
Just crumble them up and put in with their treats.....
Quote:haha--I have hard boiled eggs and let them totally cool-throw in food processor for a bit and wallah!!!
Thanks for the advice everyone.
They take awhile to air dry. If you want to speed the process, have a nasty old cookie sheet and be ready. The next time you bake something, after you've pulled your dish/cake/bread out of the oven, just stick the shell pan in. There is a lot of residual heat left. They'll "finish" right off and they crumble up easily.
Sorry about the double post!
Is it neccesary to feed them shells? Is it a calcium benefit?
No, it's not necessary, but since most folks have the shells anyway and often find the need to supplement the calcium supplied by their layer feed it's a good form of recycling.