Oyster shells, grit.....

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

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Sebastian, FL
    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

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    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

    Sep 17, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    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

    Apr 26, 2010
    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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