One more....... Oyster Shell, Free Access?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DENALI, Mar 22, 2008.


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    I bought a little 3 pound capacity hanging feeder and filled it with oyster shell. Sounded like a good idea at the time but figured maybe i better ask, never to late right??
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    I give Oyster Shell, free access here...cooked, crushed egg-shell also free access. This way they can utilize it whenever their bodies need it.

  3. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, that will work fine. The older your hens become, the more oyster shell they will consume. This is because of the constant need for calcium from the stress of laying over a long period of time.

  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    The shells of all the eggs I use go back to my girls. While eggs are frying in the pan, shells are baking in the oven. I have a metal bowl that I toss them in. Pop it in the oven as it preheats. When it beeps, I turn off the oven and just leave them in there. After they are cool, I crush them and toss in the next eggs I use and continue the process. When I get a bunch of treats we mix them in the same bowl and toss them in the run.
  5. Free access is good. I am using a plastic 2 1/2 lb coffee can with a plant saucer made up like a mini feeder for ours, same with the grit.

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