Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mcpumphrey, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. mcpumphrey

    mcpumphrey In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2016
    Hi! I have 2 15 week old pekin females..I was wondering around what age people start adding oyster shells to the duck feed? Or if anyone doesn't do this? I have heard this is a great source of calcium and can help them while laying eggs to help prevent becoming egg bound. Any feedback is appreciated!

  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Songster

    Mar 18, 2016
    Hi! You could start giving them oyster shells around 20 weeks old. It would be best to put the oyster shells in a separate dish for them.
  3. I added it to her feed when she was around 6 months because she might start laying soon. I would add when they start laying or before. I don't know when Pekin start laying usually but around that time of their age I would add it.
  4. I was taught this ......As with Chickens too...
    It is not age.....It is at the first egg. Layer pellets and oyster shell...Once the first egg is laid start the proper laying diet, not before.....

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