Micro-waving Eggshells

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenfeathers, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would micro-waving eggshells for 15 seconds & then crushing them for the chickens be o.k.? [​IMG]
     
  2. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am finding out the amount of time to microwave depends on the number of eggshells and how freshly cracked they are relative to how much they have dried out. Best to do in short bursts and check? I am also just new to cooking eggshells.
     
  3. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That makes sense to me too.

    Thank you for your input! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Out Of The Brooder

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    Why would you want tp cook eggshells? [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good question! [​IMG]

    To give the chickens calcium that way rather than with oyster shells.
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    that, and it is a lot easier to crush them after you cook them
     
  7. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I put mine in a blender for a couple of seconds & voila, crushed![​IMG]
     
  8. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    that cant be good for your blender!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It didn't seem to mind...[​IMG]
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I just started baking mine in the oven until they're extra crispy. Then I crush them with a rolling pen and mix them with live culture yogurt. My girls LOVE ot.
     

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