Is Medicated Starter Safe for my Ducks?

Medicated Starter/Grower is safe for ducks and other waterfowl, provided that the medication in the feed is Amprolium. Bacitracin is also safe but not as common. Medicated feed was once considered toxic to waterfowl due to the arsenic and sulfa based products that were typically used. Since Amprolium is...

When Should I Start my Hens on Oyster Shell?

Oyster shell should never be given to young hens before egg production since calcium overdose may cause kidney damage. Only hens in production should be provided a calcium supplement such as oyster shell, and even then there is some debate on how much. If you feel small ‘bumps’ on...