Feeding Egg Shells to Chickens and Why

Egg Shells are a Natural Source of Calcium

Calcium supplement: Eggshells are rich in calcium, which is an essential nutrient for chickens. Calcium is necessary for the formation of strong bones, eggshells, and overall health.
Improved egg quality: When chickens have adequate calcium intake, they can produce eggs with stronger shells. This can result in fewer cracked or broken eggs.
Cost-effective: Feeding eggshells to chickens is a cost-effective way to provide them with a valuable source of nutrition. Instead of purchasing calcium supplements, chicken owners can recycle eggshells to feed their flock.
Feeding eggshells to chickens is a simple and effective way to provide them with essential nutrients. However, it is important to crush the eggshells into small pieces before feeding them to chickens to prevent them from developing a taste for eggs and potentially cannibalizing their own eggs, which is possible, but unlikely.

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