Any chance you might know who might have calcium carbonate in stock mulvane doesn't have any
quote name="chicken danz" url="/t/248925/consolidated-kansas/34800#post_17021945"]Yes you should be able to get it at about any full service coop. The label on what I buy is CCR. I agree that game bird crumbles aren't formulated for chickens. The corid will not hurt the chicks at all. Giving them preventive corid in water is no different than having it in their feed.
Giving natural remedies will not prevent coccidiosis. It's not a bacterium, it's a parasite that exists every where. To prevent it, keeping the birds at ultimate health and cleanliness is the best prevention aside for protective doses of Corid or amprolium for the first 6 weeks.
I just cut and copied this off of Natural History.
It is actually not unusual to see a coyote or fox out during the day. Coyotes and foxes will venture out during daylight hours in search of food. Both animals are opportunistic feeders, meaning they will hunt for food as the opportunity presents itself – regardless of day or night. Additionally, both coyotes and foxes eat squirrels, and squirrels are only active during the day! So, if you see a fox or coyote outside during the day, he is most likely in pursuit of a squirrel, small rodent, or other daytime food source.
It also said the foxes and coyotes will hunt 24 hours a day when they have a litter to feed.
It's been raining here ALL day long. I need to get out and feed but I was really hoping for a break in the weather. I guess I have no choice at this point.
Here is the link to the website for the calcium. www.carthagecrushedlimestone.com/ There is a contact number you could call and find out who carries it near you. I asked for a list of dealers in Eastern Kansas by email, but just did it so it will take a while to get an answer.
I have to disagree with HEChicken on calcium. It is necessary for all mammals to grow their skeletons as well as things like eggs. Your chickens have a larger grazing area and they can get it from the ground, in some water etc.
I have read several university studies that say Calcium carbonate is the easiest digested form of calcium for poultry. Limestone is plentiful throughout the world. Also there is a huge difference in quality egg shells and soft. I normally just toss or use eggs that aren't a good solid shell rather than incubate them because the embryos often die in the more porous eggs.
My little foster chihuahua gave birth on Sunday to 4 puppies. She didn't seem to be doing very well -- unable to keep food or water down and not moving well -- , so I took her into the vet today, and she still had 3 fetuses in her (dead). He did a C-section and spay, and she is recovering in the foster/exercise/play room in a different kennel than her pups. He said that her age probably contributed in her inability to deliver a larger pup that had blocked the birth canal.
I'm hoping she does OK after the surgery.
Positive thoughts for Gigi and her pups, please.
Remember me mentioning the second horn? I'd almost bet that is where she stopped in labor. So sorry but at least she is neutered now. Makes it more likely she can find a forever home.
I am so sick of this rain. My yard is a slick muddy lake. I had to turn the heater back on in the house this morning. And all the house cleaning I did this weekend is ruined from having mud tracked in. I had to put on two jackets out there as well today. The birds were all really hungry, but the poor things are wading in mud.