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Michelle Mercer Parker
Michelle Mercer Parker

I offer a separate dish in the run for my flock. You really don’t need to add them until about 16 weeks. Then they will eat them as needed

Lora Staehle Goff
Lora Staehle Goff

They on’y eat as much as they need.

Nicole Goetz
Nicole Goetz

We don’t give oyster shell until they actually start laying. We fill a PVC feeder tube with oyster and fill it whenever we remember. With 200 birds, it’s probably not often enough lol

Chris Noordhoek
Chris Noordhoek

Hang onto them till they start to lay, then put some in a dish available to them 24/7 they will go eat what they need at that point

Leroy Gooding
Leroy Gooding

I throw my oyster shell and grit on ground in their run.keep both to them 24/7/365

Sara W. Springer
Sara W. Springer

Yes wait till they are closer to egg laying 5 months

Rachel Cascio
Rachel Cascio

Dovetailing here…Can I use leftover shells from oysters we ate? Do they have to be cleaned/rinsed and do I have to crush them up?

Debbie Yeomans-Baker
Debbie Yeomans-Baker
Reply to  Rachel Cascio

yes, crush them so that they can eat them as needed.

Rachel Cascio
Rachel Cascio

so when the time comes put then in a dish or scatter in the run for them to peck at?

Debbie Yeomans-Baker
Debbie Yeomans-Baker
Reply to  Rachel Cascio

we put them in a dish. But I suppose you can put the crushed oyster shells on the ground and they will pick them up when scratching around.

Rhonda Henry
Rhonda Henry

We always have it available in a dispenser in the coop. They take it as needed.