Just making sure I got this right :)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenlorena, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. chickenlorena

    chickenlorena Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens is laying and we have 3 young pullets. I'm feeding all them grower feed and put out crushed oyster shell for the hen as she pleases. If I understand correctly, the pullets will not eat the oysters shells, even if it's available to them, right? I heard extra calcium in young pullets could be damaging to their health so I'm just making sure [​IMG] I'm a newbie here so sorry if it's an obvious question... Thanks!
     
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  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my experience they poke around at it a little bit, but won't eat much... a hen that's laying will usually eat what she needs.
     
  3. chickenlorena

    chickenlorena Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, PortageGirl!
     
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're doing what I'd do which makes it the right thing by my standards. I'm not being egotistical just letting you know that we're both in the same boat.
     
  5. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I would do too! In fact I don't use layer feed due to my pet turkey. So it's flock raiser to crushed oyster shell for my birds all the time.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    All my chickens like to eat a little of the oyster shell, laying or not. But not much- more like an experiment.
     
  7. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'll eat what they need.


    luke.
     

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