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Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessied1227, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a silly question, but is there such a thing as too much oyster shell? I can barely crack my eggs, LOL. I actually had to strike one three times on the side of a glass bowl to get it to crack.

    I leave free choice of oyster shell, and they free range. I'm hoping it just means they're really healthy?

    Thanks-
    Jess
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Should be available to them and they are spose to know if they need it, so I would say no cant be too much
     
  3. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't even given my girls oyster shell yet (need to make the feeder) anyways I've noticed their eggs are also very hard to crack.

    Maybe its just healthy chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't add it to the food - offer it on the side instead. What we use is a little (half-gallon?) dog/cat feeder. You can find them at discount stores often or at most any big-box retail store.

    We had a lot of thin shelled eggs this spring, but hardly any since adding the oyster shells - and a little goes a long way. I don't think they eat too much either. Our girls almost entirely ignore it.

    -Frank
     

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