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Oyster shells from the beach?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrbstephens, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I live near the beach where I can collect lots of oyster shells. Would I be able to clean them, crush them up and feed them to the chickens?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I don't see why not. Just wash them really well and crush them up really small. Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    My concerns would be disease from other Birds...Recently went to Oregon Coast and saw alot of dead Seagulls!
     
  4. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm on the East Coast. [​IMG]

    What if I boil them?
     
  5. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone else? [​IMG]
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:I'm on the East Coast. [​IMG]

    What if I boil them?

    That's my Idea, clean, boil, dry, crush, feed. Sounds like a good plan to save a little $$, go for it.

    AL
     
  7. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm on the East Coast. [​IMG]

    What if I boil them?

    That's my Idea, clean, boil, dry, crush, feed. Sounds like a good plan to save a little $$, go for it.

    AL

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  8. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    We collected the shells, cleaned and boiled them. The kids spent about an hour smashing them with a hammer. I don't think it was worth the effort and will be buying them next time, but we still had fun.
     

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