Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bobshere, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. bobshere

    bobshere Chirping

    Hi I'm just wondering if anyone knows how long oyster shell keeps? I've had some for 2 years now and I'm wondering if it is still good to give to my new girls coming this week?

    Thanks
     

  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    They are good.
     
  3. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Songster

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    I'm working out of the same 50 pound bag my father gave me when I got chickens 3 years ago.

    Oh, and he had the bag when HE last had chickens...25 years ago.
     
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  4. bobshere

    bobshere Chirping

    The reason I was wondering is because my first batch of chickens had no problem with it. Last year my new batch wouldn't touch it and I had poor egg shell quality.
     
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    How did you present it to them? Is it oyster shells ground up for chickens?
     
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  6. bobshere

    bobshere Chirping

    Was in a rabbit feeder screwed to the wall beside my feeder.
     
  7. bobshere

    bobshere Chirping

    And yes it's for chickens. I bought it at my local feed store.
     

  8. Clark Fowl Fans

    Clark Fowl Fans In the Brooder

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    Throw it down in the run so tgat naturally scratch it up & find it like they would pebbles when they are free-ranging.
     
  9. How I train my Young layers to eat the Oyster shell...I put a handful of scratch in it too..Once They get used to the Shell I stop using the scratch...Now they all use the oyster shell...

    Cheers!
     

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