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Giving Calcium to only one chicken-how much please?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carrie Lynn, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

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    I have 2 standard 10 wk.-olds, and one POL Bantam Leghorn.
    She just sqatted for the first time yesterday :)

    Questions: How do I give her calcium and not the others. I thought of using finely crushed eggshell mushed into a softened raisin.
    How much and often should I give it to her? She is small, probably no more than 1 pound (if that).
    Thanks in advance,
    Carrie Lynn
     

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    From what I have read on here, most people just offer oyster shell on the side in a pan and she will self-regulate her own calcium intake. I am mixing mine in my feed now, and that is what works for me, but I have a lot of layers.

    Eggshells are fine too- just make sure they are crushed very well so that they don't get started with egg-eating.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

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    Thanks for the reply. However, I have learned not to give young birds calcium until POL.
    Won't the 10 week-olds eat it also? They seem to watch and eat whatever the hen eats...
    For that reason, I'm afraid to keep it available for all.
     
  4. Caseman

    Caseman Songster

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    just give her oyster shell free choice is the best way to deal with it..[​IMG]
     

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