when do i need to

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Queen Scoot, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    start to feed oyster shells or crushed egg shells to my girls? they are 12 weeks old.
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    When they start laying eggs. They do need grit now though and the oyster shell can replace that when they are laying.
     
  3. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    so they dont need any oyster shells before they lay then??? wont their shells be soft though at first?
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    No, they don't need the oyster shell until they start to lay. Their first shells should be just fine.

    They only need grit if they have no access to the ground. If they are outside on the ground during the day they don't need grit either as they will pick up what they need from the dirt.
     

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