Oyster Shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by miss_inscan, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. miss_inscan

    miss_inscan In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Has anyone ever crushed their own oyster shells? We're going to the coast this weekend and always stop at the oyster store to grab some fresh oysters. They have piles of oyster shells there. Can I use them? And how small would they need to be crushed?

    My girls aren't laying yet, but I want to be ready.

  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    The oyster shell I get from the feed store isn't crushed all that fine. About the size of layer pellets or a little bigger. A hammer would probably do the trick. If any pieces end up too big I'd just expect that they wouldn't eat them.

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