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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 -
Chickens require a balanced diet with all the right vitamins and minerals to lay eggs and form good hard shells. Layer’s pellets or mash are a compound feed with the correct balanced nutrition to feed a laying bird. They also require access to two different types of grit, oyster shell and flint grit. As hens have no teeth they use flint grit that they ingest and hold in their crop to grind up their food. Oyster shell is a soluble grit to add the extra calcium to their diet; hens need this if they are going to be able to form the shells for the eggs they lay.