Vetsense Avi-CALCIUM contains added Vitamin D3 which helps to aid the absorption of calcium. This supplement is suitable for administering daily to support eggshell strength as well as normal bone development in young hens.
Poultry need to take up at least 4g of calcium per day for optimum health.
Even if the poultry are not laying yet, calcium still needs to be part of their diet.
Chicks should have assess to fine shellgrit while in the brooder or with mother hen. Shellgrit is the best form of calcium for poultry as it also acts as grit for their crop to aid digestion.
A liquid supplement is best used when the results of shellgrit are not enough.
SYMPTOMS OF CALCIUM DEFICIENCY IN POULTRY:
- Eggs that have extremely brittle shells or soft-shelled
- Hens may become Egg Bound
- Skeletal deformity
- Osteoporosis - calcium is then drawn from their bones to form eggshells
- Poor growth and development in young birds (diagnosed as rickets)
HOW TO USE
Avi-CALCIUM is a complete calcium supplement liquid that is added to the drinking water.
DOSAGE: 4ml to 500ml of clean drinking water per 2kg body-weight
EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION:
Isa Brown hens of 2kg = 4ml of product to 500ml = 8ml per Litre of water
Australorp hens of 3kg = 6ml of product to 500ml = 12ml per Litre of water
Change the water daily - do not let the mix sit for more than 24 hours.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Excessive amounts of calcium in a bird's diet can be just as detrimental as too little.
Do not add anything else to their drinking water such as antibiotics or apple cider vinegar while using this supplement in their water source. If antibiotics are needing to be used, simply remove all other supplements for that period.
PERIOD OF USE: Use daily or as needed until health or eggshell quality improves
STORAGE OF PRODUCT: Room temperature below 30ºC
WHERE TO BUY
Retail price ranges between $12-$17.