question about oyster shell

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by top of the hill, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no eggs yet, but two of my RIR's have been squatting for me for a few days now. Perhaps I am a bit ahead of the game here, but should I add oyster shell to the feed if only two of the 6 are actually laying?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:If they are old enough to lay, it would be OK to give them oyster shell, but it is not necessary. Their layer feed should have enough calcium.
    Oyster shell is a supplement. The oyster shell is insurance for hard shells.
    I would wait till they are actually laying myself.

    Good luck and hope you are getting eggs soon.

    Imp
     
  3. top of the hill

    top of the hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they are old enough to lay, it would be OK to give them oyster shell, but it is not necessary. Their layer feed should have enough calcium.
    Oyster shell is a supplement. The oyster shell is insurance for hard shells.
    I would wait till they are actually laying myself.

    Good luck and hope you are getting eggs soon.

    Imp

    Thanks Imp! I am trying to be patient!
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you are feeding layer feed they won't need oyster shell...if not, just put a feeder on the side for them to check, it doesn't have to be added to their feed...they will eat it when they need it...
     

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