If you want to keep your laying hens in top condition, producing many eggs for you over a longer period without wearing themselves out in the process, think calcium. For this you need properly bio-available calcium. Unfortunately most products contain good old calcium carbonate (found in nature in chalk and limestone) which is not at all well digestible by the bird. So it goes in one end and out the other again, achieving nothing in the middle. Another low quality product often used is grit.
Birds of all types rarely go in nature to chew at the chalk downs or the limestone walls of The Cotswolds. It just does not work for them. So wild birds get their calcium in other ways, through the bio-available sources found in plants.
At The Birdcare Company we have been providing bio-available calcium and vitamin supplements for many years. If you are wanting to raise your egg production, keep it going for a while longer and what to keep your hens fit in the process, Poultry CalciBoost is the product for you.
Poultry CalciBoost is a highly bio-available calcium supplement for backyard poultry. It comes in a powdered format which is easily sprinkled over moist food, such as layers pellets or kitchen scraps, to which it will then stick. Use it four to six days a week when your hens are laying. During the off season give it once a week to keep their bone supplies topped up ready for their next period of laying.
Fran (Submitted on 21st Apr 2020)
I had noticed I was getting thin shelled eggs so gave poultry Calciboost a try. It's far easier to use than liquid calcium and very quickly the eggs transformed into beautifully hard shelled eggs and I have happier, healthier hens too. Very impressed!