Feeding oyster shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Koniucha, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Koniucha

    Koniucha Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some of the oyster shell to feed my chickens. So far they pick it up and drop it on the ground, as if the pieces are too big. Dos anyone else have this issue? I did not see any oyster shell with smaller pieces at the feed store.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I have read about people breaking it up (with a hammer, in a bag) for this reason. I guess our oyster shell comes in small enough pieces. They dont eat a lot of it, but they do eat it.
     

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