feeding egg shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PattyO, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. PattyO

    PattyO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone tell me the proper way to clean and prepare eggshells to feed back to the hens.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let them air dry then smash them up and feed them. Some people bake them first....I'm too lazy. The chickens don't care either way.
     
  3. PattyO

    PattyO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you wash them out and remove the membrane?
     
  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if this is the right way, but

    I put the egg shells on a cookie pan, and put them in the oven for a few minutes. just so they become brittle.
    then I crush them up and mix with the chicken feed

    I wash the out side of the shell, but leave every thing else.
     
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  5. PattyO

    PattyO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. Do you bake them to remove bacteria?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't wash them either....chickens eat way worse stuff from the ground.
     
  7. King Bertie

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    I don't clean them, I just put them in the oven for a wee while when I'm cooking something else and then crush them up and give them to the chooks.
     
  8. PattyO

    PattyO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info
     
  9. birdmomma

    birdmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    actually I zap them in the microwave for a couple minutes and then pulverize them in the blender - makes it easy to get them to a mixable size. [​IMG]
     
  10. King Bertie

    King Bertie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:OOOo that's a great idea. [​IMG]
     

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