Oystershell

One thing that amazes me is how fast hens go through oystershell, even if you’re feeding them a complete ration that theoretically has enough calcium in it. This is probably a good sign, meaning that they are getting some low-calcium nutrition off my pasture and eating less chicken feed.

They had run out of oystershell, and when I took a bucketful out to them today, they fought over it.

That’s the thing about nutrition — it’s hard to tell what the chickens lack. You short them on something, and they’ll be less productive, but you can’t tell by looking.

I recommend providing hens oystershell 24/7, regardless of what else you’re feeding them.

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. His publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of the best poultry books of the last 100 years.

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Robert Plamondon has written three books, received over 30 U.S. patents, founded several businesses, and is an expert on free-range chickens. His publishing company, Norton Creek Press, is a treasure trove of the best poultry books of the last 100 years.

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