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#71589 - 01/02/08 12:14 PM Re: Crumbles, pellets, oysters and scratch
CJR Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 8501
Loc: Montana
Why wait until shells get thin, as sometimes the Shell Gland will not return to normal production? Thin shells do not usually appear in eggs of first year layers, but keeping the Calcium (etc.) mineral in bones and organs that produce the shells is just good management. Offer Oyster Shell in a separate feeder, near their Pellets. They will eat what they need--it may be very little, but don't let that concern you--just do offer it. My older hens eat lots, some of the younger hens eat little--a sack lasts a long time! Good luck, CJR

#71590 - 01/05/08 09:24 AM Re: Crumbles, pellets, oysters and scratch
Lifelong Learner Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 126
Loc: Louisiana
Thanks, CJR. I'll get right on it.


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