getting calcium to layers when mixed in with chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hennyjenn, May 15, 2010.

  1. hennyjenn

    hennyjenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for a handy way to offer my laying hens extra calcium without the 7 week old chicks getting it. They have been sharing a coop for about 5 days and all is going well. Everyone is eating flock raiser, as we also have a few ducks. How do you offer your older chickens calcium?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Hang a hopper of ground oyster shell where the layers can get at it. No one else will bother with it.
     
  3. abelseville

    abelseville Out Of The Brooder

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    So if chickens don't need extra calcium they instinctively know not to eat the oyster shell?

    How much calcium does this flock raiser have in it? How is it different from starter ration?
     

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