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Recycled eggshells

So in plenty of the chicken books we've been reading, they've discussed calcium. Chickens need extra to lay their eggs, but not too much, which can impair bone growth. Layer feed is generally fortified with the right amount, but crushed oyster shells or chicken eggs are not a bad idea to feed in addition. However, if you feed a chicken insufficiently crushed shells, they may begin to eat their own eggs before you can collect them. To solve this problem, we've been using a wand blender.

It turns them into a consistency similar to their food, which we either mix in, or throw in with some scratch. They seem to enjoy the stuff, and it's one more way we can keep a closed system here in our garden.


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