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feeding egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by btxchick, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. btxchick

    btxchick In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2011
    Two (I have 7)of my girls recently started laying!! It is very exciting. I had been collecting egg shells to bake and crush to supplement them. I'm not sure I really need to do that now because I noticed their shells are VERY strong and thick . However, does anyone know what temp you need to bake them at and for how long if you choose to supplement them with egg shells?? I do feed them some layer feed so they probably have been getting plenty of the nutrients they need! I'd like to feed them more table scraps and such once I can get used to saving some of that stuff to give them and see what they like.

    Thanks for the information in advance. I am happy they are laying as I'm in Texas and it's been 100+ for it seems like forever, they are tough though!

  2. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    I just nuke mine in the microwave for a minute. the layer feed I have has ouster shells in it. [​IMG]

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