Calcium Gluconate dosage

cheezenkwackers

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Kwackers has had issues with rubber eggs for months. For equally as long I have been giving her Calcium citrate (she has always had oyster shell available). It helps a little, the shell gets slightly more calcified and then we are back where we started. I finally found Calcium Gluconate liquid (23%) at the store. I assume I give it orally, down one side of her throat, but I don’t know the dosage. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Kwackers has had issues with rubber eggs for months. For equally as long I have been giving her Calcium citrate (she has always had oyster shell available). It helps a little, the shell gets slightly more calcified and then we are back where we started. I finally found Calcium Gluconate liquid (23%) at the store. I assume I give it orally, down one side of her throat, but I don’t know the dosage. Any help would be appreciated!
The amount I give is ~0.2 ml per pound of bodyweight, which is 100 mg/kg.
Math for 1 pound:
1 / 2.2 x 100 / 230 = ~0.2 ml

Math for a five pound bird is:
5 / 2.2 x 100 / 230 = ~1.0 ml
https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...dications-to-all-poultry-and-waterfowl.73335/
 
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