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Wet oyster shell-question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nebraskagirl, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put out free choice crushed oyster shell for my duck (I feed them all flock feed so supplement with oyster shell) but it has been rainy and snowy here in Nebraska. The oyster shell is wet. I stir it up, but just wondering if that is ok to put out wet. I don't know what much about oyster shell other than it is a good idea to give it to hens and duck to ensure good eggs shells. I do only give them DRY feed.
    Help?
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  2. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ducks eat a lot of oyster shells .. rain you get rain ------must be nice [​IMG]
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not sure what harm would come of it, as it's just crushed/broken shells but i know mine got mushy and made it hard almost clumpy so i put mind indoors to avoid this.
     
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  4. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it is nice, but unfortunately we are still in severe drought conditions :(
     
  5. Nebraskagirl

    Nebraskagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to do this then. Thanks.
     
  6. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  7. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I check my oyster shell every day. When i think it looks too gross I just dump it out. The ducks don't seem to care either way.. wet/dry/ gross looking.

    It doesnt smell bad but if it ever did stink i'd dump immediately where the ducks couldnt get to it.
     

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