Oyster shells, grit.....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by murdeb, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you mix the oyster shells into the food or does it go in a different bowl? Do you just toss the grit on the ground for them to forage?
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    i have it in a separate bowl for free choice
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would recommend serving the oyster shells on the side unless you experience the whole flock having softer shells (which happened to me as I mix my own feed, so I mix my oyster shell in now, and no more worries).

    I mix some grit in too as I feed whole grains. But I also have bins of oyster shell and grit for them to have free choice.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a bowl of each, oyster shell and grit in a station opposite end of coop from feed. All free choice.
     
  5. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Out Of The Brooder

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    We've just added a grit feeder to the run, it contains mixed grit, so free choice. I would say they seem a little slow on the uptake at the moment.
     
  6. trooper

    trooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put both in seperate container in the coop and they do fine.This way it's free choice and always available.I'm in the process of redoin my coop and I may build it in the wall.
     

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