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

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    Hello,

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    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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