Is this to much calcium?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Bff, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chirping

    May 20, 2016
    I bought a forage cake for my girls and was wondering if it had to much calcium the min is .05% and the max is .50%
    thx in advance

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    0.5% is not very much calcium at all. 3-4% is the amount in a typical layer ration. I wouldn't be concerned at all.
  3. DS-Cluckers

    DS-Cluckers In the Brooder

    May 28, 2016
    Pacific Northwest
    Is this due to to much calcium??? I have a few that
    Have lost all tail fethers and vent and rear is totally visible and one of them her back is bear ... Looks horrible and a bit embarrassing. HELP please???!!!![​IMG]


    Last edited: Jun 3, 2016
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    No. This is most likely feather picking. Possibly rooster wear due to overmating, but that's a very unusual pattern for rooster wear. You need to determine which birds are doing the picking, separate them, and apply Pick-No-More or a similar anti-picking solution to the afflicted birds. You should also examine your flock's diet, environment, and coop, as protein deficiency, stress, and overcrowding are the three most common causes of feather picking.
    2 people like this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by