Oyster Shell & Grit

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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 22:00 »
I buy mine by the kilo at a pet suppliers. Am thinking of trying crushed eggshells - anyone tried them?

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2008, 22:02 »
Always seemed like a bit of a faff to me. Just been composting them.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2008, 22:11 »
That's what I usually do but they are so lovely and I wondered if the composition of them made the calcium easier for the hens to absorb (?)

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 22:14 »
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008, 07:42 »
OK Ive done some searching today and basically cut my initial feed bill in half so far !! Does anyone heard or know of www.greenmule.co.uk ?

They do Allen & Page growers pellets for £8.49 for 20kg, does this sound reasonable  :?:

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2008, 17:08 »
I get my feed from a local pet/garden/farm supply store that buys and mills their food locally.  Grit comes from the river near my place (rough quartz/granite sand that I bake in the oven to kill nasties before I give to them).  I have been giving baked egg shells rather than oyster shell, but I may switch.  I've seen all-round foods that have oyster shell and grit included.  What do you all think of that option?
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2008, 18:34 »
That would be a good option it it is their only source of food.  If they range at all then a calcium supplement like oyster shell should be available for them.

A laying hen requires 3g of calcium per day.  That's quite a lot !
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2008, 12:10 »
Stamford, do you have a Pets at Home or Kennelgate superstores near you? They both sell layers pellets, layers mash and mixed corn. Last ones I bought cost me £6.50, for a 20kg bag.

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2008, 12:27 »
I ordered some feed from Ascot before i read this topic  :(
Not heard from them yet tho so maybe problem with order . I hope so then I can get feed locally.  :wink:

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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2008, 12:47 »
Quote from: "blulagoo"
That's what I usually do but they are so lovely and I wondered if the composition of them made the calcium easier for the hens to absorb (?)


adding a little cod liver oil to their feed once a week (tsp I believe?)will help them absorb the calcium :lol:

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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2008, 14:24 »
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Stamford, do you have a Pets at Home or Kennelgate superstores near you? They both sell layers pellets, layers mash and mixed corn. Last ones I bought cost me £6.50, for a 20kg bag.


Hi PJM - Not sure, will do a quick google to find out but on off my hols tomorrow so have to act quick as I'm getting our chooks a couple of days after getting back !

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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2008, 14:29 »
Just done a very quick search - Kennelgate ( website under construction ) and Pets@home ( Cant find anything regarding Chickens, except Chicken flavour dog/cat food  :shock:  :shock:

I'll order my first batch through Greenmule and see how it goes.  :wink:



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