Oyster shells versus Hi-Cal grit for cockatiels

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickiechick72, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. chickiechick72

    chickiechick72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I caught one of my chickens eating an egg, and I wonder if it might be because she needs more calcium? I put a bowl of oyster shells in their pen, but they don't seem to like it at all. I had previously given them hi Cal grit meant for cockatiels and they loved it. It's just a smaller size gravel. Is this okay to continue giving to them?
     
  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I am not an expert on calcium, but I offer the 'flaked' oyster shell and the grit sized, small rock looking calcium as well. Mine is labeled for chickens, but most likely it is the same. As I look at the small rock style of calcium, I wonder if it could or would act as grit as well, but always just provide grit anyway. Grit should be 'sized' for the bird.

    Best to you and your birds,

    RJ
     

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