Feeding raw shrimp shells to laying hens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stephanie Crow, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Stephanie Crow

    Stephanie Crow New Egg

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    Hi. I'm new to the chicken world. Does it make a difference if I give my laying hens "raw" or "cooked" shrimp shells?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    If the shells are fresh, raw would be ok. If in doubt, lightly cook them. When I prepare shrimp, I clip up the shells into tiny pieces (so they all get some, and scatter them around in the sun room.
     
  3. Vickie 51

    Vickie 51 Out Of The Brooder

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    These days, when you don't always know how food is handled, I lightly cook mine. Then I also snip them into smaller pieces more because I'm scared of a hen swallowing a hunk and it getting lodged in the crop. They really love them.
     

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