Size: 6 lbs
Crushed Oyster Shell provides additional calcium to increase egg shell strength for layers. Oyster Shell is not a substitute for Grit. Calcium provided by the Oyster Shell is absorbed by chickens to build strong egg shells whereas Grit stays in the gizzard to contribute to digesting whole grains and Oyster Shell. Our balanced Layer Feed formulas contain the ideal amount of calcium for most birds, however, factors such as weather and environment are uncontrollable and may affect how well your birds process and store nutrients like calcium. Supplementing with Oyster Shell is the best way to add extra calcium to their diets to remedy issues such as soft shells or lowered egg production.
Made in the USA
Begin to offer Crushed Oyster Shell to your hens when they are nearly or have started laying, no earlier than 18-20 weeks of age. Offer Oyster Shell in any of the following ways; free choice in a separate dish, adding to their feed or tossing on the ground in their coop area to encourage natural scratching behavior.