Should I feed eggshells to the chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wheresmypeeps, May 21, 2011.

  1. wheresmypeeps

    wheresmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

    Would it be helpful to feel the eggshells to the chickens? (calcium, etc.) [​IMG]
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Yes. Cheap form of calcium. Good luck.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Most everyone does. Dry them. Crush them, if you wish, and feed them back.
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Yuppers. Why waste them.
  5. wheresmypeeps

    wheresmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks. I am REALLY new at this and appreciate the advice! [​IMG]
  6. Mamachicks28

    Mamachicks28 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2011
    Yes, I dry the egg shell first and then when I get enough of them. Then i have my son crushed them all at the same time, he finds that fun. I mixed them in the feed and they peck away at them. But I do a little at a time, not all my pullets are layer yet, I don't want to over do it on the calcium. I also have the oyster shells in a different container for those who want more of it. Good luck.

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