Prawns shells


In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 21, 2008
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?
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.
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.
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