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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Jul 17, 2010.
How do I feed my flock oyster shell? Just put it in with their feed that they eat now?
Most folks put in a feeder in the corner and they can have it "free choice"
I mix mine in with their layer feed.
Ok thanks but will they still eat it if I put it in a corner... since they won't recognize it as food?
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.
I have done both...put in a little bowl next to the feed and have mixed it with the feed as well.
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
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.
Quote:A sand box for the girls? Oh yeah another toy for me to buy my girls! 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!
Okay, I will. But wait--- what's at Wal*mart?