Prawns shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chick-e-chick, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    We were eating prawns in the garden the other day and the hens got hold of the shells and they loved it, all the little leggy things and everything!!!!

    A - I assume these are ok for them as they haven't been upset.

    B - Do you think the shell is in any way useful for going towards egg shell production like oyster shell is?
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that here, on the coastline, chicken farmers use all kinds of seafood leftovers for their hens. I'd still feed layer formula to bne sure they get a balance but over the centuries seafish scraps have been traditional chicken feed.[​IMG]
     
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We give them shrimp tails and they love them! I figure it is just calcium of some sort. [​IMG]
     
  4. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good source of calcium. I wish I could get my hands on some!
     
  5. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh that's good, they really, really enjoyed them, they can have all the shells as a treat next time we treat ourselves!!

    We always give them the layers mix, whatever we give them as treats is extra.
     
  6. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dogs ate the shrimp shells but the chickens wouldn't.
     

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