eggshells revisited

The eggshells that I collected over the winter and pulverized have just been sitting in a plastic container. After checking my soil test and noticing the calcium levels in my soil were slightly above what’s needed, I was hesitant to put them into the garden.

The next choice was the chickens. But the shells are almost a powder, and that wouldn’t work free-choice. And I wouldn’t have a clue as to how much could safely be mixed with their feed.

So I did a little more digging (so to speak), and found some stuff about cole crops benefitting from a small dose of ground eggshells. They’re a slow-release type of amendment, so I decided to give it a shot in my cauliflower and broccoli beds. Just a conservative dusting.


I could be wrong. We’ll see.

In the future, I won’t grind them to dust, just small enough that they can be offered to the chickens free-choice.

And the peeps are living it up, sprouting their wing feathers.



10 thoughts on “eggshells revisited

  1. Your little chicks look great! It’s good to start with a group- they are very social. I am afraid mine will be an only child. I might have to adopt more!

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