Egg Shells

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarredCometLaced, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that you can feed chickens cooked egg shells. When can we start feeding them that. Do they need grit if we do? Our chicks right now are two weeks old. What other things can we feed at this age?
     
  2. KDailey

    KDailey Crazy Cochin Lady

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    feeding egg shells or oysters shells is for promote stronger eggs in laying hens
     
  3. Egg shells at two weeks old is not recommended. The added calcium can cause issues in the developement of your chicks. Same with oyste shell. These can be added at time of lay. At two weeks old they are just beginning to desire other foods. If you let them out on dirt/grass/sand/gravel there is no need to feed grit. If you have them in a brooder just give em chick starter for the 3 to 4 weeks. If you let them out to free range they will find what they need whithout any help from us. Wish you the best.
     

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