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egg shells?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by clemson11, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. clemson11

    clemson11 In the Brooder

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    My RIR's are laying now, does anyone know how many crushed egg shells can I give them, or should I give them. I read that you can do crushed egg shells insted of oyster if you want. Is that right?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You sure can, but you'll run out of them more quickly than they eat them, typically. I nuke mine in the microwave for 20 seconds to dry them out, and collect them in a gallon-sized ziploc bag with the top open for air circulation. When the bag is full, I close the top & rollerpin them into small pieces. They like them better than oyster shell!
     
  3. clemson11

    clemson11 In the Brooder

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    thank you for your help, microwave and the rolling pin, great!!!!! I will do it.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd go ahead & pick up some oyster shell next time you're out & running, though - they'll go through the eggshells fast! I get it in 50# bags at my grain elevator, and it's quite inexpensive. Enjoy!!
     

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