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So if I have corn, wheat midds plus a vitamin/mineral mix to feed, should I be adding some source of calcium to this? The hens normally have oystershell available free choice. Should this be left out or taken away during the molt?
I guess the biggest confusion we are having is what to do with calcium levels during the molt diet?
If you have oyster shell available free choice, then not necessary to worry about calcium. Enough Ca would be available from diet. You also need to shorten the daylength to 10 hour of total light per day for 3 weeks of 4 week molt period. Then, increase to 12 hour/day then up to 14 to 15 later.
ken Koelkebeck Extension Specialist, Poultry
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