oyster shell order came ground up

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gingerpeach22, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2010
    The oyster shell i ordered over the internet came ground up fine. How the heck is one supposed to use it in that form? Meanwhile, they have the regular chunky kind from a feed store and they eat it regularly. Should I discard the bags of ground shell?
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    They'll use it. Just put it in a small bowl. They'll get it when they want it.
  3. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    It depends on what the oyster shell is used for.
  4. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    Chugiak, Alaska
    Just sprinkle a pinch or two on their food when you feed them and throw some on the coop floor to give them something to scratch for. That's how I use mine and I'm getting good hard shelled eggs every day. They use it as grit in their crop to some extent too.

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