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Feeding Oyster shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mr chicken dude, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! just curious I am wondering if it is a must to feed oyster shells..And if so is there anything else to feed them to take place of the Oyster shells
     
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Many will say you don't need it if you have a good layer feed.

    It is my opinion, that you should still have some out free choice. Some chickens just need more than others. It's SUPER CHEAP.

    If you free range...they'll get a lot of calcium from the bugs.

    Sandra
     
  3. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eggsellent!!!!

    Your chickens will thank you for that!

    Sandra


    PS...you can also feed them sour dairy (milk, cottage cheese, sour cream etc)...You know, the one that ended up in the back of your fridge!
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not a "requirement" but it helps keep them healthier
    You can also use ground limestone (Calcium Carbonate)
     

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