Oyster Shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    How do I feed my flock oyster shell? Just put it in with their feed that they eat now?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Most folks put in a feeder in the corner and they can have it "free choice"

    I mix mine in with their layer feed.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Ok thanks but will they still eat it if I put it in a corner... since they won't recognize it as food?
     
  4. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe they will. Chickens are very curious creatures (that's why they are so fun to watch) and they know what their bodies need.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Okay. [​IMG]
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
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    I have done both...put in a little bowl next to the feed and have mixed it with the feed as well.
     
  7. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    I put mine in a large flat container and let them do what they will with it, they also like to dust in it, speaking of which I also give them a sand box filled with sand and mix in some oyster shell in that and sometimes a little DE as well, makes for happy healthy girls and roos
     
  8. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be fed any way you want.

    Mix with feed-- that's what I do.

    Scattered across the run like a treat once or twice a week.

    Box in the corner.

    Any way you want to do it, if they need it they will go to it.
     
  9. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A sand box for the girls? Oh yeah another toy for me to buy my girls! [​IMG] My DH says if I keep it up he's going to go out and ask if he can join the girls on their couch, & watch t.v. with them, lol! I usually put the oyster shell (or egg shells) in a corner too in their own dish. BUT Walmart here I come! [​IMG]
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Okay, I will. But wait--- what's at Wal*mart?
     

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