Calcium supplement(s) - when to start feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JimNAZ, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. JimNAZ

    JimNAZ Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2016
    Seligman Arizona

    Our oldest chicks will be 5 months old at the end of July. I've read this is about the time they start laying. When is a good time to start with the calcium supplement?

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    You can put the oyster shell out there any time, in a separate container. They won't overeat it. Mary
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    The end of July is more than a month away. When your girls will start laying depends on there breed partly. Oyster shell available in a separate dish is good, they won't eat it until they need it.

    I wouldn't switch to layer feed (if you are) until seeing your first egg. I prefer flock raiser or all flock for slightly higher protein content with ouster shell on the side.

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