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 Post subject: Grit shell and oyster shell
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:47 am 
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I bought some shell and oyster grit on ebay afew months ago how long would it keep for

And how young can chookies start eating it

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It should last a long while as long, as its not exposed to the sun barnsey

I remember when Clara had her babies last year I put some shell grit in there for her & the babies pecked at it too.

It was so cute. :-D I think they were only a week old when they started pecking at it

So, they will eat it, but if they don't have a broody to show them, then it might be a while before they self learn to eat it.


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Just store it in an air tight container too!

I always keep a small feeder with it in it so the chooks can peck at it when they want too!

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Thank you both you are both wonderful

The little ones before they arrive will have had spent time in brooder boxes

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The proper dried shell should last a good 6 months or more but don't let it get wet


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The proper dried shell should last a good 6 months or more but don't let it get wet



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UniChookz wrote:
The proper dried shell should last a good 6 months or more but don't let it get wet

Can I ask you why it cannot get wet?


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