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Isn't It Ok to Give Bantams Regular Calcium and Oyster Shell?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KatsRule2759, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. KatsRule2759

    KatsRule2759 Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2014
    Hello, I was wondering isn't it ok to give bantams regular calcium and oyster shell like you do for big chickens like Buff Orpingtons or Rhode Island Reds? Because that's what I'm giving my bantams right now.

    Thank you.
  2. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2015
    I haven't had any problems from it. Regardless of size, my mixed flock of LF and bantam eat the same pellets, crumbles, or meal. I even saw my 1.5 lb silkie gulp down a large japanese beetle today. As long as there's no visible problems, you should be fine.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Oyster shells are not uniformed so there are many sizes in the bits, bantam chickens can eat them just as well as large chickens.

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