Ran out of oyster shell, is budgie oyster shell okay alternative?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Going Quackers, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    7,556
    360
    311
    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Title pretty much covers the question, tried finding the answer but i guess i didn't do a good job as i didn't find one lol

    Thanks!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,545
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'd think oyster shell is oyster shell. They're really fine without it for several days until you can buy more, isn't the stuff packaged for house birds horribly expensive? I only toss some in when I notice shells getting thin, mine don't get it all the time, and my young layers hardly get any at all.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    4,826
    1,496
    366
    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    give them eggs shells, - they prefer them, and are very cheap. It does not lead to egg eating, other than if you drop an egg on the floor.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by