Oyster Shell Feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by father0fnine, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. father0fnine

    father0fnine Hatching

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    Ok... I've decided to switch from layer crumble to a flock raiser-type and supply some separate oyster shell and trust the hens to know when they need the added calcium. I'm curious how people supply the shell. I've got the chicken's feed in a feeder that's hanging about back height from the ground. What's the best way to offer shell that keeps waste, spoilage, soiling, etc. to a minimum?
     
  2. Ember13

    Ember13 In the Brooder

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    I punched a few holes the bottom of a small margarine tub and tacked it onto a post in their run. It allows just a small amount of oyster (about 1/2 cup) so I can easily keep it fresh. Works fine.
     
  3. Ardj

    Ardj Chirping

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    I have an old bunny feeder, its perfect for oyster shell.
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