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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bald k9, Jul 24, 2010.
is this oyster shell it doesnt list it in the ingredients?
Sure looks like it. Feed it in moderation--mine goes in a separate feeder so they can get to it as needed.
Looks like crushed and ground up shell that people can use to directly mix into feed mixes. There is also a variety of just crushed shell that is a flake style.
Quote:thanks ,I guess i was expecting it to look different, [more like shell lol] Thanks guys ,
Yep, that's it. We just got some for our 4-month old hens as well. You have to remember they have to eat it that's why it's crushed so finely. They don't have molars!
If it said "oyster shell" then legally the shells could ONLY be from oysters, when reality is all mollusk shells are calcium carbonate, and that's the only thing that matters
I noticed it says Silica Quartz is added in the mix along with the Calcium Carbonate. Is silica really safe for the chickies?
Quote:The concentration is probably so low it won't do anything. My best bet is that it is there to prevent the calcium carbonate (esentially ground up shells) from becoming one big brick of shells. It's an anti-caking agent.
I noticed it says Silica Quartz is added
I'm not so sure it's "added"
The bag says "contains", and if you think about it, "Silica Quartz" would just be SAND
It's probably just what they couldn't wash out of the shells