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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:14 am 
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Hi, I am wondering how much calcium syrup to use? I have noticed egg shells in some of my hens are very thin and break easily. This is making them eat the eggs. Can you suggest a good diet for them. I use Kewpie Layer Mash, 16%, added to that I mix sunflower seeds, oats once a week. I am going to plant greens for pecking. Any suggestions would be welcomed. Thank you Andrea


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:46 pm 
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Hi Andrea, it depends which calcium syrup you have how much you should give. If they have learnt to eat eggs you may have to organise some sort of rollaway nest box to keep the eggs away from them as well as giving the calcium. 16% protein feed is good, green pick is definitely something they enjoy. I have always just allowed free access to shell grit and apart from in extreme heat that has given the calcium they need.


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