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Thread subject: Quick question about eggshells
Name Date Message
Shelley 02/01/11 08:26 pm I know that birds eat them for the calcium but I forget what I am supposed to do. Is it ok to just put out crushed raw eggshells (I've cleaned them out) or am I supposed to do something else to them as well?
FOB Webmaster 02/02/11 07:40 am From Bird Watcher's Digest:

Put out eggshells for birds. Eggshells help female birds replace calcium lost during egg production and laying. Save your eggshells, dry them out in the oven (10-30 minutes at 250 degrees), crumble them into small pieces, and spread the pieces on an open spot on the ground.
Shelley 02/02/11 09:07 am Thanks, Lisa. I knew there was something else, just couldn't remember what.
Shelley 02/02/11 06:42 pm Should I wait for spring to do this or is any time of the year appropriate?
FOB Webmaster 02/03/11 09:12 pm I gather from the way Bird Watcher's Digest described it that it would be best during nesting season. I saw one site say to put them out starting in early to mid-March -- gives the birds time to find the shells.

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