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Oyster shells and grit consumption

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lolita117, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much oyster shell will chickens consume in a given amount of time?

    Also how much grit? (free-ranged occasionally)

    *when you post your replies, please include how many chickens you have*
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They will eat the amount of oyster shell they need at the time, so it depends on other calcium sources also

    If they are free ranging, they probably don't need grit at all
     
  3. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they will get as much as they need, but I need a little more specific answer to get a better idea of consumption like 30 chickens eating a laying feed will consume so many pounds of oyster shells in a given amount of time. I'm just trying to get an idea of what my chickens might consume given a laying feed plus oyster shell free choice.
     

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