Mix oyster shell & grit with feed????????

DancingWthDucks

Songster
Feb 21, 2016
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It is fine giving your hens their grit/oyster shells in either a separate container, or mixed in with their feed. I personally give mine a free choise, with pots of grit in various places of the run, but it is up to you personal preference.
 

GC-Raptor

Free Ranging
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Jul 26, 2016
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I keep my grit separate, so they take as needed. I will also give them oyster shell separately if the shells get thin. So far the layer feed is doing it's job. GC
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GC-Raptor

Free Ranging
5 Years
Jul 26, 2016
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Connecticut, USA
My hens just started laying so I mixed layer feed in with the grower feed and have grit as well as oyster shell in separate bowls. Is this ok?
Oh yeah I mixed my grower and layer feed 50/50 for two weeks. Now straight layers.
I have about 10#s of growers feed left so l mixed it 50/50 with scratch grains and toss it on the ground twice a day. They gobble it up. When that is gone I am thinking about doing the same with the layers feed.
That's how I introduced them to the pellets. GC
 

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