oyster shells?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by starkweather, May 13, 2013.

  1. starkweather

    starkweather In the Brooder

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    What age should i start feeding my Chickens oyster shells? And has anyone here made their own? Any tips or tricks would be helpful. Thanks :)
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Not before they start laying, and if by feeding it to them you mean mixing it in their food, that's not a good idea. Offer it separately.
     
  3. starkweather

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    The ground oyster shell is a source of calcium. If you are offering layer feed, it will have sufficient calcium in it.

    When I had some layers and some pullets, I had oyster shell in a dish on the side of the feeder. The older girls could get the calcium and the young ones had feed without calcium.

    Chris
     

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