How often to feed crushed oyster or egg shells?

mjdtexan

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Sep 30, 2008
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I was discussing that issue with the feedstore lady today. Keep in mind I dont have chicks (on order from Ideal though) yet so I dont know. She said she does not feed them eggshells because she thinks it causes the chickens to want to eat their own eggs. I dunno. She did recommend oyster shells though.

I am pretty much learning from you guys.
 

Chicabee19

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Aug 8, 2008
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Egg shells baked and crushed up are probably not that recognizable to a chicken. I have never heard of any that leaned toward eating their own eggs from having shells provided to them.

I've heard this advice lots of times on BYC: "don't listen to everything feed store employees tell you".
 

danamillette

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11 Years
Jul 16, 2008
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I also offer free-choice. And it drives me nuts that I have to pay for a bag of these things when we lived in FL(pan handle) and had the darn things laying everywhere for free!!
 

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