hen not eating oyster shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sydney13, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    i have 1 silkie hen living with a few chicks and a few days ago she just started laying. i cant feed her any layer feed because i dont want the chicks to eat it so i have everyone on grower and i provide a box of oyster shells for my hen. she doesn't eat any of the oyster shells but her eggs had normal shells. so do you think she will be ok on grower feed even if she doesn't eat any extra calcium?
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    She'll probably eat some oyster shells when she needs them. Don't worry too much unless her eggs start having soft shells. [​IMG]

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