Oyster Shells?????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenscratch, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I just smash up oyster shells with a hammer and put in feed?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go for it You might want to disinfect it in the oven first though.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not sure if that will be two sharp IDK good luck. Its a very inventive and resourcful thought if you have oysters around.

    Henry
     
  4. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The crushed oyster shell that I see sold commercialy is pretty coarse looking stuff. I can't see why your smashing it up with a hammer wouldn't be the same or better.

    Now I have been told by my feed store owner, that oyster shell is not needed by hens, until they area at least a year old, and their calcium is in decline. Is this true??

    So far I have just been giving my new layers crushed up egg shell. I mix some in their treat bowl, as well as they have free access to a small box full in the coop. They lay good hard shelled so far....[​IMG]
     

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