Oyster Shell: Ok for Roos?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by countyroad1330, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    My hens need some oyster shell, but they are in a pen with their roos. Is it ok for the roos to eat the shell as well? Kind of a dumb question, but I wanted to make sure.
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I just throw a hand full of oyster shells in my pen about once a week and my roos are also in there. It doesn't seem to bother mine.[​IMG]
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Mine eat it all the time. It doesn't seem to bother him.
  4. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    If it is separate from the food the roos should ignore it.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I've got shell in a brick outside and the hens gobble some down, but never seen the roo's actually eat any... just do the pick and drop, "hey hens, goodies" sounds with them.

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