too much calcium?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I've been letting my younger chickens play in the older ones coop/run area while the older ones were free ranging, while the younger ones are in there they eat the layer feed! I lately read that the younger ones can get a calcium overdose by eating the layer feed, is this true? if so, what can I do to keep them from getting sick since they have already been in there eating layer feed for at least an hour (not eating constantly for the whole hour, just eating the amount that they would usually eat of there medicated feed) every day for the last week. Please help, thanks.
     
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  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Just put up the layer feed and give them the right feed they need. :)
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Don't panic, it won't kill them. No, they shouldn't have layer feed, certainly not on a regular basis if you can avoid it, but pecking at it from time to time won't affect them too much.
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine. It is only a problem if they continually eat it.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your littles will be fine. Most folks here with flocks of mixed ages feed a flock raiser or all-in-one and add a calcium source like oyster shell.
     
  6. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    thanks everyone, you guys are so great!
     

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