thin egg shells????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmer geek, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have had very thin egg shells for the past few weeks. I have tried to feed them oyster shells, but they won't eat them. Is their any other way to get calcium into their diet? Thanks
     
  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them people food that has calcium. [​IMG] Yogurt, eggs, leafy greens, beans and peas...whatever you have. I'm sure they will gobble it up!
     
  3. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Egg shells.....crushed and fed back to them. My hens really go after them.
     
  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yah this too but make sure you bake them first and make sure they are dry, or they grind to this wet-ness and stick to your food processor really bad. I know. LOL
     
  5. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try grinding a little bit of oyster shell w/ bread in an old blender container, use the smallest pieces you can to avoid breaking the container unless you have a plastic or metal one. Crushed eggshells would be easier if you have them. Just had the idea of crushing human calcium tablets instead, those won't destroy the blender. Be sure they are straight calcium and not a blend. Should only need to dust their treat food lightly to give them a boost.
    Getting the extra calcium is important, when they pant they exhale small amounts of calcium in their breath, and w/ the heat, my girls pant when ever they are awake.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011

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