WHAT ABOUT ASIAN CLAM SHELLS FOR CALCIUM? ANYBODY KNOW?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by K8tieCat, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if the shells of invasive Asian Clams as they are removed from our waterways is a good source of calcium for chickens. How does it compare to oyster shells? Anyone have any idea??

    Thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    My guess is that all bivalve shells are calcium based, so should work as a source if you have a source and way to crush them.
     
  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Had a feeling it was OK but wanted to check.
     

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