Grinding oyster shells at home?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rosalind, May 4, 2009.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    This may be a stupid question. I just got a bunch of mussels from the local fishmonger--farmed in Maine, so they're real cheap. After a lovely seafood dinner, can I grind up the shells somehow and give them to the chickens? If so, how do I grind them up? Run 'em over in the truck? Put in a Ziploc and sledgehammer?

    I tried to compost them last year, hoping that maybe mixed with something acidic like spoiled yogurt, they might soften a bit and decay. Not so much...
  2. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Morgantown, PA
    After some trial & error, I have a method we use here. Put them in an old used ziplock & wrap it in a towel or rags. Put it under the wheel of a car or truck & run over it repeatedly. Works great!
  3. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Thanks! I knew someone brilliant would have the answer! Much appreciated. [​IMG]
  4. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Very helpful!!

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