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Question about oyster shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kara_leigh, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mix of age groups, and they all free range. I really can't control who eats where or what, so until they are all old enough to lay, they will be eating grower and I will offer oyster shell.

    My question is, will it hurt the younger chickens if they eat the oyster shell? My oldest chickens are just getting old enough to lay so I want to start offering it to them, by my other ones are 13 and 11 weeks old. Just like the food, though, I don't know how to offer it free choice to the oldest ones and not have the younger ones eat it too.

    Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Just set it out in a separate dish, the hens will get what they need. Some chicks might try it, but it won't hurt at their ages.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They're just chickens.

    There is no "right" or "wrong" way to feed them, because they will turn out fine no matter what you do
     
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! [​IMG]
     

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