Thursday, February 11, 2010
We give free choice crushed oyster shell for the chickens to supplement their calcium intake. It helps them build nice strong eggshells. With all of the rains we've had, their calcium had suffered a major runoff throughout the chicken yard so on the first sunny day Al replenished their supply. Unfortunately, one little hen seems to have totally forgotten what it was for. It is not meant to dust in, although I am sure it would suffocate irritating little pests as well as fine dust does. She was just having a big time rolling in it while the other chickens walked by, pecked a few nibbles and continued on their way.