Providing Oyster Shell Properly

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sammyh312, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another thread got me to thinking. Like grit, feed, and scratch (combined with regular feeders), I liberally sprinkle fairly fine grade oyster shell about the run and it seems to be ok. A buddy of mine piles it in one corner. Which way is best, or is there another way all together?
     
  2. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would believe that piling it in one spot would be better, so they can easily find it if they need it. That is what I always do.
     
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep a PVC pipe with an open U bend hanging from the wall. As they eat oyster shell, more fills the U bend.
     
  4. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good deal, sounds like one of my deer pipe feeders...
     
  5. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken.Lytle :

    I keep a PVC pipe with an open U bend hanging from the wall. As they eat oyster shell, more fills the U bend.

    That is a great idea! [​IMG]
     
  6. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I had a great plan where I would keep a bowl filled from the bag in the galvanized trash can. But the trash can rusted through, and rats got in. When I went to lift the bag into a new can, the bottom burst.

    So my oyster shell is in a big pile near the feeder. The eggshells are fine, so I guess it works! [​IMG]
     
  7. sammyh312

    sammyh312 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that reminds me of when i was a kid having to tend to our horses every day. we kept a lead water pipe hanging on the wall by the oat sacks, and when u went to feed, you beat the bag with a pipe till the lumps in the bag stopped moving. pile of dead mice in the bottom of every bag.
     
  8. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken.Lytle :

    I keep a PVC pipe with an open U bend hanging from the wall. As they eat oyster shell, more fills the U bend.

    Do you have a photo?

    Thanks,
    Kim​
     

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