feeding my rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kat1117, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me today that feeding layer feed to a rooster would kill it because of too much calcium. What is the truth my roosters eats layer feed and also free ranged. I don't won't to kill him with food?
     
  2. luvmypets

    luvmypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster eats layer feed and is fine.
     
  3. kat1117

    kat1117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . OK thank you so much.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    High amounts of Calcium (Ca) in any non-laying poultry's diet can cause health problems like ureter, kidney impaction resulting in nephrosis and in some cases Avian Urolithiasis (Gout). Layer feed is best fed to laying fowl, that is fowl that is laying eggs at the time you are feeding a layer type feed. Chicks, Roosters and even Hen that are not laying can inherit calcium toxicity from eating a high calcium diet.
     

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