Oyster shells at what age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by urbanfarmers, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    Bellevue, Nebraska
    How old do chicks have to be before they can eat oyster shells? We just discovered our chicks can now reach the oyster shells we have in a feeder for our adult chickens! Had no idea they would grow so fast.
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    Oyster shells are only for laying hens. Chicks should not have them at all, as it is too much calcium for them.

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