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Eggshells/Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 6chick*start, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ready to buy Layer feed for my 18 week olds. 9 girls, 1 roo.
    No eggs yet but the girls are getting very red.
    If I feed back their dried and crushed shells will they still need oyster shell?
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the same boat, I plan on doing both...I have several roosters and younger girls, so I will continue with starter/grower and add the oyster shell and egg shell in a side pan...they will eat it if they need it. I have been collecting my egg shells for weeks now, getting ready! Don't think it will harm them at all...they won't gorge themselves on it.
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    6chick*start :

    I'm ready to buy Layer feed for my 18 week olds. 9 girls, 1 roo.
    No eggs yet but the girls are getting very red.
    If I feed back their dried and crushed shells will they still need oyster shell?

    I would still offer oyster shell free choice just in case some have calcium absorption issues. Oyster shell is cheap insurance.​
     
  4. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would still offer oyster shell free choice just in case some have calcium absorption issues. Oyster shell is cheap insurance.

    That's what I thought. Thank you.
    I just put out 2 crushed shells for the first time and the little piggies gobbled them right up.
     

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