Right calcium.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BabyAutumn, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. BabyAutumn

    BabyAutumn New Egg

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    I have one chicken in particular that is quite weak and I believe sick.
    Long story short, I am trying to find the right Calcium to feed her separately. I've seen some videos saying you can take chewable calcium tablets for humans, crush them up and mix them in the food with some water. I was willing to try this, but am not sure if those pills are alright for animals.
    Does anybody know of a suitable calcium source I could use besides Grit shells?
    Something I can get at a regular store would be great.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

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    Why are you thinking she needs more calcium?

    Grit and calcium (oyster shell) are two different things. You can give her eggshells or yes, you can give her an over the counter calcium supplement if she needs it.
     
  3. BabyAutumn

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    Her behaviour has changed over the past week, and I figured she may be egg bound. We checked, but failed to find any stuck egg. Maybe she's simply sick. Therefore I wanted to up her Calcium for her muscles and so on.
    I wanted to know if human calcium tablets were fine for animals and chickens.
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

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    Yes they do. What do you feed them?

    I am just afraid you are putting too much effort into upping her calcium, perhaps unnecessarily, instead of treating what is actually wrong. So first let's try to figure out what's wrong. I will jump over to your other thread.
     
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  5. BabyAutumn

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    We feed our flock regular chicken pellets and corn feed (for the winter mostly), alongside Grit.
    And thank you.
     

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