oyster shell for buttons?

fiberdrunk

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Hi, I've been feeding my button quail oyster shell, but man, the pieces seem too big to me for such a little bird. I tried hammering some of it down, which is a royal pain (that stuff is hard!) Is there a brand of oyster shells out there that is more finely milled?
 
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TwoCrows

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There is. But as far as I know, it comes in 50 pound bags! The oyster shell for automatic oyster shell dispensers is cut very small and some of it is even powder. I use it for my quail and chickens. If you also keep chickens, this 50 pound bag will come in handy. I get mine from the feed store, not TSC. But regular feeds stores should carry this. Make sure it is for the automatic dispensers before you purchase it.
 

GrandmaBird

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you can buy it from www.drsfostersmith.com but it is in small bags for around $3. plus shipping unless you catch free shipping.
also someone said to try this guy www.zebrafinch.com/grit.html
bigger bags but don't know the cost.

I ran mine in a old blender and then shake out the big pieces. The buttons get the dust. works okay but makes a hell of a mess. I do it on the patio.
 
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