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How to give oyster shell.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by foursons13, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. foursons13

    foursons13 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you give oyster shell? In a feeder? In a bowl in the coop? Mixed in with food?

    Thanks
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put it in a little dish.
     
  3. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some out in a little dish as well but I've read some people mix it into the food or scratch.
     
  4. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sprinkle it on the ground around their feeder.
     
  5. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much does everyone take?
    I fill the dish about twice a week. Probably like a cup in total per week. 5 birds
     
  6. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a feeder out of 3"pvc with a y at the end, pointed up of course that they eat the oyster shell out of. I only have to refill it about once a month.
     
  7. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We give them as much oyster shell as they want, we just put it in a dish and keep filling it when it gets low [​IMG]
     

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