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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RioLindoAz, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    My Grandma raised chckens back then in Mexico and she tolled me that chickens don't need oyter shells or lay crumble for strong egg shells, all she said is that if you give them milk every once in a while, that will give them enough calcium for many egg shells.
    I have been hearing a lot of people that have eggs with very delicate shells and she says that milk helps the calcium stay in thier systems. Today I tried the milk thing and soaked in bread and they loved it!!!

    But don't feed them milk more than once a week cause they are lacktos-entolerent
     
  2. OffSpring

    OffSpring Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 13, 2007
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    I feed mine their own crushed egg shells and they have never had a problem with soft eggs...
     
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Mine have just started laying. They get yogurt once a week and some cheese once in awhile. All eggs have been nice and solid so far. I have oyster shell out for them, I don't think they are eating it yet.
     
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:you can do that too but that leads to egg eaters
     

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