dolomite in feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kayoz, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. kayoz

    kayoz Hatching

    Apr 3, 2008
    Hi all,
    I was just buying some dolomite lime for my garden and ran into a fellow backyard chooker, who told me it's great for the chooks as well, for their dustbaths and also in their feed. So I've been searching for information on how much to feed them (as one of my chooks is laying rather fragile eggs, despite plenty of shell grit), but have come up blank, which makes me suspicious...

    Does anyone know about this?

  2. niqueie

    niqueie Songster

    I heard about this too. Can anyone who knows give some info.
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Quote: The fact they TOLD you doesn't mean it's true.

    LOTS of misinformation gets repeated, because people BELIEVE things are true just because "someone TOLD them"

    Dolomite is Calcum and Magnesium, and they get both of those from normal feeds.
    It's not necessary to add Dolomite to get more
  4. aggiemae

    aggiemae Songster

    Mar 18, 2012
    Salem Oregon
    There is no reason to the calcium and Magnesium beyond what the chicken actually needs..

    We hear and read all sorts of false chicken "advice". Some of it, like this bit, is harmless but useless, some is ridiculous yet still harmless but once in a while we get advice that, if followed, would be out and out dangerous.

    We should start a thread for things that we have heard or read.

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