Poultry layer 16% for quail

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  1. thegoatpacker

    thegoatpacker Out Of The Brooder

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    Read on here a while back that 16% layer feed was damaging to the kidneys of males. Does anyone have any concrete info on this?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure about quail but lots of research shows it does on chickens and turkeys so by extension - excessive calcium needs to be processed by the kidneys so can overwhelm.

    http://www.researchgate.net/publica...he_formation_of_epididymal_stones_in_roosters

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20434855

    http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/chicken_gout.html

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12530920

    http://www.2ndchance.info/goutpollocAvianrenaldis.pdf

    It just stands to reason that when 1% total dietary calcium is more than enough for healthy growth and maintenance that 4% of any mineral would be excessive.
     
  3. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2... I believe the excessive calcium by males was the topic of discussion.
    James
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    X3 You can not offer up too much calcium to males. They are not depleting it out of their bodies like the hens do. Too much calcium will destroy the kidneys of males over time.
     
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