Oystershells and Batams

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Corey NC, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Is it necessary for batams to have Oystershells available to them? What if the crushed OS's are to big for them to eat?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I would say YES, if they are laying hens they do need the calcium. I throw my oystershell out in the run in cup fulls at a time, there are pieces of varying size I'm sure your hens could find some the right size to eat. You could crush it up some - with a rolling pin, big glas bottle or something heavy to crush it up some more. A brick or rock would work I think.

    As a replacement, you could keep your egg shells, bake them or zap them in the microwave - crush them with a rolling pin or something similar and feed that back to them.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008

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