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Oyster shells

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AK Chicken Guy, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. AK Chicken Guy

    AK Chicken Guy In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2013
    Looking for crushed oyster shells that are finer then the regular stuff for chickens. My quails don't eat the bigger pieces so they just go to waste. Any suggestions? And I don't want to crush it myself anymore.

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't have quail but have bought the ground limestone (feed grade from the feed store) before...it is calcium carbonate powder. I don't know how well quail eat powder, but there you have it. I mixed it into my feed for awhile but found that I had softer eggshells than with the oyster shell.
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Songster

    May 28, 2012
    You can buy small bags from pet bird supply places. try dr. foster and smith online they have it for about $4. Guess it depends on how much you need. You can get/save egg shells and crush them too, bake for 10-20 minutes first to kill germs. If you need a lot I bet a restaurant would save you some form the breakfast rush! One or two days should hold you for a while. good luck.

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