Oyster shells

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Songster
Apr 26, 2015
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Hi

Please help am ignorant about oyster shells, didn't even know we could get here, but have found a place that does fine powder is this ok? or must they be 'gritty'

Thanks as always
 

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Apr 25, 2015
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As long as you can get them to eat it powder would be fine. Most use the grit stylr because its multipurpose. Ways to get a bird to eat a powder such as this or DE.
1) mix in with regular feed. - issue is linited amount actually consumed.
2) mix in with a mash of regular feed
3) sprinkle on wet treats such as fruit etc. i also found that if i spray a bunch of weed trumming with water and coat those with a dusting it works great.
4) mix in with something like yogurt.

I have only done this with DE
 

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Thanks all for replying. I am in South Africa, you would think we could get oyster shells but its impossible and they only sell by the ton and I have only six bantams!!! and it is very expensive. Don't know if I can try something else?

Anyway thanks very much you always are such a help
 

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After much research, I have found Oyster Shells. I had to refuse the Chinese offer of 3000 tons, with profuse apologies which won't stand me in good stead should they take over Africa. Anyway I found a Japanese restaurant in Town, and over a bottle of very fine Saki (eish that stuff is potent) we agreed I would take all the oysters shells at no cost.
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So I spent the afternoon in a delightful haze smashing the shells and my girls just love them, yeh
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TheRambler

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Apr 25, 2015
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After much research, I have found Oyster Shells.   I had to refuse the Chinese offer of 3000 tons, with profuse apologies which won't stand me in good stead should they take over Africa.  Anyway I found a Japanese restaurant in Town, and over a bottle of very fine Saki (eish that stuff is potent) we agreed I would take all the oysters shells at no cost.:/

So I spent the afternoon in a delightful haze smashing the shells and my girls just love them, yeh:weee


Good find! My only recommendation would be to either steam or boil them for a minute or so at some point. Since they are fresh shells they could possibly harbor some nasties
 

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