oyster shells? when how

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gazinga, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    When should i start giving the girls oyster shell and how do i do it, how should it be given? and how often?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just put it free choice in a small feeder on the side when they reach laying age and they will eat when they need it.
     
  3. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was amazed at how much oyster shell they eat. I have 2 cups attached to wire in pen and coop and fill frequently.


    Anne
     
  4. Dustoff79

    Dustoff79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If pullets are free range all day (4 acres) and have layer feed in the coop (free access) do they need the oyster shell?
     
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Yes they do need the oyster shell.
     
  6. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    ok, then how much, how often?
     
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    like silkiechicken said,
    Just put it free choice in a small feeder on the side when they reach laying age and they will eat when they need it.

    We put our oyster shell in a feeder dish. The grit is in another. We just make sure it is not empty. We have 20 birds, the oldest are 2+ years old. We have just opened the 3rd bag of oyster shell, so it isn't very expensive to provide it.​
     

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