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Oyster Shell

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

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    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?

  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    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 Songster

    May 7, 2007
    West MI.
    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 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    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.


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