How much calcium is too much?

kayri

Songster
12 Years
Jul 6, 2007
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Way back in the spring I had a game bird that was traumatized by a fox and then laid shelless eggs for a few months no matter what I gave her, tums, calcium syrup etc. She went through a molt and now I think she is fine. I haven't seen any shelless or soft shell eggs from her in a while (sometimes I wonder if she is laying at all). But I got in the habit of giving my other girls tums as a calcium supplement because their egg shells became hard as rock. Can I give them too much?
Thanks Kay
 

Clay Valley Farmer

Songster
9 Years
Sep 7, 2010
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I think you can, if they can not get shed of the excess calcium though the eggs the kidneys must deal with it which can cause problems.

Also I am not sure on how super hard egg shells would affect hatching, might cause chicks not to be able to break that peep hole and zipper them selves out.
 

kayri

Songster
12 Years
Jul 6, 2007
353
2
141
RI
So I guess I should cut back, how much is too much? I'm not worried about hatching as I don't have a rooster, but i wouldn't want to stress their kidneys. Thanks. Kay
 

Bear Foot Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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If they start to grow antlers, it's probably too much
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