How often to feed crushed oyster or egg shells?

Quail_Antwerp

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I give oyster shell free choice as well.
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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".
 

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