okay..so i baked the egg shells to give to the hens..but..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redhen, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    then i was thinking..[​IMG]..will these give them the idea to start eating the eggs in the nest?..and also..how do you give the shells to them?..crumbled up and in a seperate feeder?..*sigh*..theres alot to know in this chicken farming stuff...[​IMG]..thanks, Wendy
     
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    If you bake them and crumble them up then the chickens are much less likely to associate them with whole eggs. The would happily eat the plain unbaked shells, but that 's just asking for trouble. I usually give them the baked shells crumbled up in something. I've even been know to give them scrambled eggs with the shells mixed in. As long as it doesn't look like a whole egg you should be good.
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been giving my girls unbaked eggshells for 2 years now and have had no problems. I just let them dry out for a couple of days and put them in my mini chopper and then add them to their feeder.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    okay, thanks guys!...so the key is to mix them in something?....thanks!..[​IMG]..Wendy
     
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
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    I microwave mine for 1 minute, crush them up and throw them out on the ground. Within a couple of days they are all gone.
     

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