Maximum % of Calcium for Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Superior Chicks, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a new bag of chick starter crumbles, but on closer inspection of the label I see it has 5% calcium. The bag does say however that it is "chick starter."

    Is this too much calcium??

    I am in a new area and can't get what I have always raised my chicks on, namely Nutrena. This feed is made by "Prince". Ever heard of them?

    I'm worried. Please advise!

  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Chicks have to hae some calcium for bone growth. If it's labaled "chick starter" I'm sure your ok.
  3. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps


    I re-read the label. The calcium content is 1.5%.

    I had a feeling 5% was just too much. [​IMG]

  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009

    Shows you were trying to be a good mama![​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    5% is more than some layer feeds have, so yep, that would have been very bad for chicks! Glad you just misread it.

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