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What food will make egg shell harder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by opps00, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. opps00

    opps00 New Egg

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    What food should I feed the chickens to make there shells harder? Today I accidently cracked one.

    Thanks:D
     
  2. islandmanmitch

    islandmanmitch New Egg

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    Crushed oyster shell may help.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Layer pellets contain calcium, also offer free choice oyster shell or bake some egg shells for 20-30 min. @ 250, let them cool then crush them up and feed.
     

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