Birds Need Calcium Just Like Humans
|Chicken Egg Shells that have been rinsed and dried.|
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO PREPARE EGGS:
|It helps if you put a kitchen towel under the baggie. Some tiny small pieces may pop through the bag!|
- Zip-type baggie
- Rolling pin
- Kitchen towel
- Empty, dry chicken eggs
HOW TO PREPARE CHICKEN EGG SHELLS TO GIVE TO WILD BIRDS:
- Rinse each egg shell inside, then set aside to dry.
- Once the egg shells are dry, add them to a large plastic zip bag.
- Use a rolling pin to crush the egg shells, turning the bag over several times. You're looking for tiny pieces the birds can easily ingest.
- Store the baggie in the fridge until you are ready to serve the shells to your birds.
The shells can be added to a platform or tray-type feeder.
If you like scrambled eggs, hard-boiled, or even eggs over easy, remember your wild birds this spring. Cook an egg for them. Chop up the egg and add some of your crushed shells to the mixture, then stand back and enjoy watching the birds gobble them up! You will be ensuring that the next generation of backyard birds has enough calcium, as well as protein, to start out right.
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