Should I feed ground-up egg shells to my flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Stephen518, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Stephen518

    Stephen518 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 hens and since we got them in April we had been saving all the eggs shells from our store bought eggs. They are nice and dry and I have ground them up very small. I was planing on simply adding the egg shells to the layer feed as a supplement. Is this a good idea or not?
     
  2. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do, great source of calicum and they enjoy them it seems.
    I microwave them to help them crush more easily.
     
  3. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. flowerhensowner

    flowerhensowner Out Of The Brooder

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    egg shells will help them produce harder shells on their eggs.they should be dried before giving them to your birds
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Of course they are great to feed as a supplement and the birds will like it too.
     

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