Oyster shell and chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MesMama, May 21, 2016.

  1. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh these little creatures are continuously finding trouble :/ So now it's oyster shell and egg shells, how do you all still give it to your hens but keep it away from the littles? My chicks are 9 weeks old and can reach the little feeder I have the shell in, should I just remove it until the littles are older? What do you all do?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicks sample everything they see. Mine, when they get access to the rest of the run, go right to the oyster shell and gobble some down. Then they promptly lose interest in it.

    Don't fret. Your chicks aren't going to eat enough to make any difference.
     
  3. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *sigh* THANK YOU so much for replying! I won't worry about it :)
     

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