Calcium

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail have just started laying. Do they require calcium? I am only feeding them game feed.
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes most laying hens need added calcium. I use ground oyster shell. You can buy it with the chicken feed or depending on your quail you can get the stuff for cage birds that is ground finer, great for buttons.
    they also need vitamin d to absorb the calcium correctly just like humans do. That is why they need full spectrum lighting. ie: sunlight
     
  3. VickieB57

    VickieB57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're on a back porch that is covered (no direct sunlight) will that be enough to provide the vitamin D needed?
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it should be
     

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