Discussion in 'I made this!' started by el_piraña, Jun 20, 2010.
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what kind of store sell crushed oyster shells?
Most people say you can find it at farm supply stores. I think it depends on where you live. I had trouble finding it locally, but maybe I looked in the wrong places :-/
The one place I found it was extremely expensive for a very small bag.
My dad found these bags at a bird-seed supply store in a little town where he lives. He said there are a lot of hobby farmers around there and that's probably why he found it so easily. Chickens eat this, I guess it's good for their digestion and the calcium helps strengthen the egg shells.
I got two bags of this:
I had also picked up some aragonite sand which you could use instead of the crushed oyster shells, but I decided to use the shells only instead of sand in the mix.
In case anyone wonders, this is what the crushed oyster shells look like:
When I was looking around for supplies, I had also found a decent source for the crushed oyster shells online. I don't have any idea about buying from this place since I never ended up ordering online, but feel free to try it out if you want:
OYSTER SHELL at MarshallGrain.com
It's only $12 for a 50 lb bag!
I would hope they have multiple-millenia-old knowledge just laying around everywhere ;D
very good point!
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