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Mine chickens get eggshells.

First wash them and then put on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. I grind the shells to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar. Sometimes I add them to the grub or mix them with the poultry grit.


If the shells are ground to a powder the chickens will not recognise them as eggshells and it shouldn't encourage them to eat their own eggs.

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Thanks for the replies!


Doh! I didn't realise you had to bake them! Does it matter what temp? I've already attempted crushing them (though didn't work very well) i guess they have to be really tiny pieces so they don't choke on them?


If i do this does it mean i don't need poultry grit as well?!

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:) Well, I just crunch them in my hand & drop then in the run! :roll:

They will break large bits themselves, and it always disappears. It hasn't encouraged egg eating, although if it did ever start, I would do the wash & bake method. Meanwhile, it's the quick method, and I leave a bowl of mixed grit & oyster shell available all the time too. :lol:

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