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Don't forget the Calcium! (General Discussion)

by BennieAndTheJets, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 03:30 (41 days ago) @ Lisa Nelson

Crushed oyster shell is very important for the hens when they start laying

I almost lost one hen my first year because I did not know to give that to them when they started laying

they will deplete the calcium in their bodies and can die from that if they don't have a chance to eat some

offer it free choice and make sure all hens can get to it, if they want some

in my experience, first time laying hens will start to lay when they are 6 months old, then, as Barbara said, they may realize, oh, it's winter, and stop again until spring, and then only lay in the summer, as they are supposed to do ;-)

Good luck with your little charges! :-D


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