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Is "Coastal Shell" oyster shell?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AnnaLease, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    I told my mom to get some oyster shell when she went to Campbell's, but I'm not sure if what she got is really oyster shell. The bag only says "Coastal Shell" and only mentions "shells" and "calcium"- it doesn't ever say OYSTER shell. She got 50 pounds for about $10. Do you think it's really oyster shell or is it some other form of calcium or what? Thanks!
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    I have Coastal Brand Poultry Shell, if that is the same kind you got. It has ground oyster shell in fine print on the back.

    As long as it is calcium carbonate and safe for animal consumption, it does not matter the source. Even if it doesn't say, it's probably still OS.
  3. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2011
    OK, thanks!
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    As long as it is packaged for birds (to make sure it is food grade), I don't think it matters what sort of shell. Ground clam shells would work just fine.

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