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Feeding crushed egg shells for calcium?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kuulgrl, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. kuulgrl

    kuulgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    How fine do you crush the egg shells?

    The shells below are baked and I would like to know if they need to be smaller.

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  2. PineShavings

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    When I feed them egg shells, I crush it so where it's the same size or smaller than the daily feed I give them and sprinkle them in.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't crush. I don't bake. I crack the egg and toss the halves in a bowl, then toss them on the floor of the run. The hens' beaks can easily tear apart an egg shell and I've not had a hen eat an egg from eating shells in this manner in 20 years of keeping chickens.
     
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  4. kuulgrl

    kuulgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Just tossing them out work be the new routine. ;-) Less work for me
     
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