Oyster Shell Consumption...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Michigan Chickman, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may sound like an odd question, but is it normal for the consumption of oyster shell to increase in the winter? This is my first year with chickens and I started offering oyster shell when the started laying at about 18-20 weeks. At first I was filling the little trough once a month, now I'm filling it once a week. Oh, I have 29 RIRs.

    Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the same thing.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are probably eating more since their egg layng reserves are tapped since their start of lay more so than season. Either that or they are eating more all around and are adjusting shell intake to make up for the balance.
     
  3. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the insight. Doesn't sound like anything I need to worry about [​IMG]
     

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