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Where do you get Oyster shells?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by weloveourchicks, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. weloveourchicks

    weloveourchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    I've been reading alot about people giving their chickens oyster shells so the other day my friend said they were having an oyster roast. Well I got all excited and said "can i have the shells?" [​IMG] My husband laughed at me and said I couldn't just give them to the chickens they have to be ground up - I had planned on just breaking them. I really felt dumb but I haven't seen oyster shells in the feed store I buy food at so where do I get them? Any help would be appreciated.

    --- Susan
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Most, if not all, feedstores will have them. Just ask someone that works there.

  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Fleet farm has them...I got mine at a feed store. Many places that sell chicken feed will have Oyster Shell. Good luck finding it.
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    If you go to tractor supply they also have them.
  5. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your feed store may have it, just ask. When I called mine I got a very genial "Of course" as a reply!

    Mine sells it in bulk and I got 5lbs for $1.25.

  6. weloveourchicks

    weloveourchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Thanks everyone; I'll ask when I go back into town. They will most likely have it I guess; they are always just so busy I didn't ask but looked over in the chicken section and didn't see it so assumed they didn't have it. We only have one feed store within 1 hour from us so hopefully they will have it tucked in the back somewhere.

    -- Susan
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Tractor Supply has oyster shells. I use a very deep old pot that developed a leak so I put the shells in it and smash them up with the top of a sledge hammer in the pot. luckily it is tall so very little shoots out when I'm smashing the shells. My hubby loves oysters so we save the shells. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    I got mine at the feed store! Your chicken will probably like thier own shells too. Another member told me to just put them in the microwave for 1 minutes and then crush them and feed them to the chickens. My chickens seem more thrilled with egg shells rather than oyster shells. I do give them both though.
  9. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Quote:OH MY! I get mine at TSC and 5# cost $6.75.[​IMG]
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    I always thought they came from oysters,but what do I know

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