Egg Shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cmitchell, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. cmitchell

    cmitchell Chillin' With My Peeps

    At the risk of sounding like the village idiot...how do I cook eggs shells to feed my chickens?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.
     
  3. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just crumble them up and put in with their treats.....
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Double post.
     
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  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:haha--I have hard boiled eggs and let them totally cool-throw in food processor for a bit and wallah!!!
     
  6. cmitchell

    cmitchell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    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.
     
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  8. cmitchell

    cmitchell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry about the double post!
     
  9. Myles

    Myles Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it neccesary to feed them shells? Is it a calcium benefit?
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.
     

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