feeding oyster shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jeburr, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. jeburr

    jeburr Out Of The Brooder

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    Would ground freshwater mussel shells give the same benefits as oyster shells?
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    NOOOOOOOOO!!!! There is something in the shells of fresh water clams & mussels that will put a chicken down. They will eat them, then you will replace them.
     
  3. jeburr

    jeburr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much, panner. We have LOADS of the clam/mussel shells around, but I didn't know they would be toxic to the chickens. You have saved us from a HUGE mistake![​IMG]
     

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