Oystershells in droppings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Does this happen?

    I was doing my weekly inspection of droppings and noticed that there were these little white rocks in one of the hens droppings... they werent worm eggs as they were super hard to crush.

    Just making sure this is ok!
     
  2. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just means that didnt digest. Do you have granite grit accessible. Maybe try mixing the two in the same bowl thats what I do. I havent seen any residuals. I did read something that I may try though. Someone said to give Red Cell a couple of times a week (only in cool weather) says it helps with calcium absorption. I may try it one time a week and see how it goes til spring.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I haven't seen oyster shell in droppings before. I second the "make sure they have grit" opinion.
     

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