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how can i increase cacium level in feed?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yallapilko, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Apart from adding oyster shell grit, how can I increase the level of calcium in my bird's feed.
    Any ideas or suggestions please?
     
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give my birds cheese and yogurt and ground up egg shell :)
     
  3. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea how much quail need ? ....
     
  4. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cant say that I do, sorry. But if her eggs are looking strong and in good shape then you can be sure she's getting enough.
     
  5. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the moment some are laying soft shells, but they are old birds! So, I'm not sure if it's an age problem or calcium....
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Kale is very high in calcium. Even alfalfa has quite a bit of calcium. If the shells are becoming too thin, you might look into some liquid calcium you add to their water. It is not easy to find however. I have a chicken who, all her life, has laid either shell-less eggs or extremely thin shelled eggs. I had to go to my vet to get this liquid calcium supplement.
     
  7. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave free choice oyster shell for them.
     
  8. yallapilko

    yallapilko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twocrowsranch - Thanks, I'll look into the liquid calcium supplement. And the kale and alfalfa is a new one for me to. Oh the things I learn on here!
     

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