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 Post subject: rickets
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:53 am 
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I've heard the rickets diet usually has a protein boost in it also - maybe a spoon of catfood added if it suits the needs.


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The cat food needs to be beef doesn't it :?:

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 Post subject: rickets
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Can't see why it needs to be - but the chooks do seem to like it better.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickets diet
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:58 pm 
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Hello how young does this problem affect chicks please I may have 2 chicks with rickets but they are only 2 weeks old


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 Post subject: Re: Rickets diet
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:51 am 
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Not likely to affect them at that age, are you feeding them chick starter?

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 Post subject: Re: Rickets diet
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Is it ok to give chooks hard boiled eggs as a precaution to help prevent rickets sort of like a vaccine?


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 Post subject: Re: Rickets diet
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Cooked eggs are good for chickens, especially the yolks. They are full of vitamins. I scramble my excess eggs for my growing birds & they love it.

Rickets is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D3, calcium or phosphorus, or an inability to absorb nutrients for some reason.

Feeding them good tucker is different from a vaccine though. Using a vaccine is a way of helping them acquire immunity to a disease.


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