Oyster Shell feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hcammack, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    what do you use to give oyster shells? I am at a loss they always seem to know them over! I am going to use a big heavy stone trough tommarow for it.

    Henry
     
  2. funkychicken

    funkychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone told me that they offer shell and grit in tuna fish cans screwed to the wall in the coop...I am going to come up with something like it but use coffee cans(small plastic ones cut down to 1/2 size) that I can remove easily to clean...good luck
     
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  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I offer grit and oyster shell in gravity feed despensers.
     
  4. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody posted their oyster shell (or maybe it was just a plain feeder) feeder that was made out of pvc pipe. It was really clean looking.
     
  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Here's the ones I made from PVC. One is for grit, the other for oyster shell. Easy, cheap and fast! [​IMG]
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  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys all those Ideas are great If I find any PVC I will do that but next visit to the feed store I might buy another wall feeder.

    Henry
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mudhen, how did you make the holes. I mean with what did you cut them?

    Are those 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch pipes?

    Thanks,
    Ellie
     
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  8. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I just sliced them out with a hack saw.
    Though I only just made them last fall, I unfortunately suffer from CRS, so I'll have to go out there with a tape measure tomorrow to check the sizes.

    (CRS = can't remember s&!t) [​IMG]
     
  9. alaskan_crew

    alaskan_crew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome mudhen. BTW, I love the "CRS" now I have a term for what my dh suffers from!
     
  10. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cant remember SALT???? [​IMG] That is OKay, salt is bad for you(so the doctors say) I prefer to use Lawreys Seasoning SALT, gives everything a little extra flavour. [​IMG]
     

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