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Oyster shell, how to give it??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ssbs, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't given my birds anything for calcium yet, but they are laying an egg each. Every day. I bought some "Pullet sized" crushed mana pro oyster shell Today but how do I give it to them?? It seems like the pieces are too big for quail, but maybe I'm wrong??
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I just put some oyster shell in a bowl inside their pen, they pick out what they can eat and dump the rest [​IMG]

    You could always put it in something and beat it with a hammer to break it up more, that would work too [​IMG]
     
  3. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mix it in with feed is what I do.
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I blend the oyster shells in the blender and mix it in their feed.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I'm afraid the oyster shell would tear my blender up! It is pretty tough stuff [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm afraid the oyster shell would tear my blender up! It is pretty tough stuff [​IMG]

    RIGHT! I'M WITH SHELLEY ON THIS 1 (ALEXANDRA DONT ASK TO BORROW MY BLENDER! [​IMG] LOL )

    I MIX IT IN WITH THE FEED... THEY REALLY DONT HAVE TO HAVE IT, ITS JUST KIND OF 1 OF THOSE LIL CREATURE COMFORT/ NICE SORT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO... IF NOT THEY WILL STILL LAY NORMAL EGGS.


    IF THIS IS A NICETY YOU WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOUR BIRDS SHOP AROUND THERE ARE MANY SUPPLIERS.... THE STUFF I GET IS SO FINE ITS SMALLER THAN GAMEBIRD CRUMBLE.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    LOL you don't want to know how many blenders I go through! [​IMG] But I do it still [​IMG]

    The only blender that has survived has been the Magic Bullet...For $99.99 that thing can withstand many things!
     
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  8. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okies, I guess it will be a treat type thing then. I ended up giving them the stuff from the bottom of the bag (smaller pieces) and they liked it, but if they don't really need it I guess I'll give it to them once a week or so.

    I'll blend it up though, so they can actually swallow it.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN! DO SHOP AROUND THO I KNOW MANY DIFFERENT SUPPLIERS WHO OFFER DIFFERENT SIZED CRUSH ON IT. I JUST GOT LUCKY AND FOUND THE SMALL STUFF RIGHT OFF.... ITS THE REGULAR STOCK SUPPLY MY LOCAL FEED STORE CARRIES... WHICH REMINDS ME I NEED TO RE-SUPPLY TOMARROW.
     
  10. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I saw some online for $3. It was for smaller pet birds, but at $3 a pound it was a lot more then the stuff I could buy off the shelf at tractor supply.
     

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