What if I feed my hens their eggs shells?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I am worry if I feed my hens their eggs shells, that they will like the test so good and start cracking their eggs when they lay them.
    My question is: can that happen? and shall I feed tem the shells or just be on the safe side and through them in garbage.
    Thank you all.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    People typically dry and crush the eggshells, and then don't have a problem with it (the hens apparently not associating the little crumbles with the big round things [​IMG])

  3. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hi, this has been posted on here before somewhere, but if I remember right, you need to wash them out and then cook them in the oven. Then break them up really fine.
  4. mangled

    mangled Songster

    It's fine to feed the shells back to them.

    We do.
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Thank you all for the quick respond.

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