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D-3 Liquid Calcium Supplement for Chickens & other Poultry 250ml

  • D-3 Liquid Calcium (300 ml) for birds is fortified with important vitamins for better absorption and health. Formulated for use with pigeons, chickens, parrots and other caged birds. Dine a Chook ® Australia.
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What is the most important vitamin for birds? | Dine a Chook Calcium Supplements for Chickens and other Poultry

Like all animals, birds need to consume a wide-range of vitamins and minerals in order to be healthy. Their nutrient requirements vary depending on a range of environmental factors, including breed and age. However, domesticated birds on a seed or pellet diet tend to suffer from a few key vitamin deficiencies. The most common vitamin deficiencies caused by this diet are calcium, vitamin A and vitamin D, making these the most important vitamins for bird health. All good avian nutrition regimes should include a supplement fortified with these vitamins.


How to treat calcium deficiency in birds

Calcium deficiencies are most apparent through bone growth and reproductive health. In pigeons and parrots, symptoms of a calcium deficiency include egg binding, soft shelled or brittle eggs, small clutches, poor quality crop milk, lameness, osteoporosis and skeletal deformity. In hatchlings, deficiencies may present as poor growth, rickets, deformities and poor hatch rates. For the symptoms of calcium deficiency in chickens, including laying hens, click here 

However, treating the symptoms of a calcium deficiency is not as simple as adding more calcium to the bird’s ration for two reasons:

  1. The symptoms of a calcium deficiency are easily confused with those of a vitamin A deficiency. Both nutrients are commonly lacking in seed and pelleted rations, meaning vitamin A deficiencies are common in caged birds.
  2. Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption, so a lack of vitamin D can lead to a calcium deficiency even when sufficient calcium is available in the diet. In caged birds without access to ample direct sunlight, vitamin D deficiency is a frequent cause of calcium deficiency.

As it is hard to identify the true cause of the symptoms of a calcium deficiency without expensive medical tests, the best practice is to regularly supplement rations with a calcium source that is fortified with vitamins A and D3, in order to address all possible causes of ill-health.

Choosing a calcium supplement

Many bird owners provide a calcium supplement in the form of a “hard” source, such as cuttlebone, seashells or mineral grit. However, without also supplementing vitamin D, the calcium in these sources cannot be absorbed, making them useless.

D-3 Liquid Calcium is an easy-to-administer calcium source that is supplemented with other important avian vitamins for the best results. It includes the essential Vitamin D3 to ensure that the calcium is made readily available to the bird, and also contains vitamin E for improved immune and reproductive function. Vitamin A deficiency is common in seed-based diets, and therefore this addition makes D-3 Liquid Calcium one of the best all-round avian supplements on the market.

Don’t waste time and money with other supplements; D-3 Liquid Calcium is the best all-round supplement to use with seed and pelleted rations.


Features of D-3 Liquid Calcium (250 ml)

  • 300 ml bottle will last up to 20 weeks.

  • Fortified with Vitamin D3, the only form of vitamin D that is available to birds, in order to ensure sufficient calcium is absorbed in the gut.

  • Addresses the 3 most common vitamin deficiencies affecting caged birds on seed or pelleted rations.

  • Active ingredients include: Calcium gluconate, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin D3.

  • Specifically formulated for breeding birds and layers.

  • Convenient liquid form for easy administration through drinking water and accurate dosage control.


How to use D-3 Liquid Calcium Supplement

D-3 Liquid Calcium is formulated for regular use as part of your bird nutrition regime. It can be administered through drinking water to pigeons, chickens, poultry and other caged birds.

Add 15 ml of D-3 Liquid Calcium per litre of drinking water. Prepare solution fresh daily.

As part of a regular nutrition program, D-3 Liquid Calcium should be used once per week. During breeding season, supplementation should be increased to 3 times per week.

Excess calcium can lead to health problems. Do not exceed the recommended dosage of D-3 Liquid Calcium. Be mindful of the calcium content of feeds used in combination with calcium supplements.

Always follow product instructions. D-3 Calcium Supplement is intended for animal use only.

Store below 30oC. Keep away from direct sunlight.

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