Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gel2727, May 14, 2009.

  1. gel2727

    gel2727 Chillin' With My Peeps

    197
    1
    121
    May 5, 2009
    CT
    One of my chicken's eggs are a little soft. They get good quality layer pellets. I bought some oyster shell for the soft-egger. Can they all eat it or will it be too much combined with the layer pellets? Should I just throw some in the run every few days, or have it always available?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    I have a separate feeder for oyster shell and they just help themselves. Chickens are pretty smart when it comes to edible products! [​IMG]
     
  3. whippet128

    whippet128 Out Of The Brooder

    51
    3
    31
    Jan 31, 2009
    I feed oyster shells in a pig feeder hung on the wall of the coup. They take what they need for nice hard egg shells. The pellets dont have enough calcium for good shells.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by