I really try to find an answer in an existing thread before I post but I couldn't for this one, so... If I put my girls on the Manna Pro Egg Maker supplement, will it harm my rooster to eat it also? I can't see that it would cause him any harm but I thought I'd ask. They are all getting over dry fowl pox right now and I was thinking any extra nutrition might be of some benefit to all of them. They're five months old. Leghorn girls and a white Marans rooster. The girls are laying eggs like crazy.
Manna Pro Omega Egg Maker Safe for Rooster?
I would strongly suggest that you put the supplement in a separate feeder to the regular one your chickens use. This way, if the hens feel they need additional calcium they will eat it, and your roo will not be affected (as he will ignore it). Maybe vitamin supplements / electrolytes in their water would be more effective in giving their immune system a boost.
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Thanks Ken. I understand that excess calcium can cause problems and even premature death in roosters but this isn't really a calcium supplement. I have oyster shell in a separate container for that. It does have some calcium in it though. I copied this from the product website. They recommend 1 tsp to 1 tbsp per hen as a top dress for food or treats. This would be about 3 to 6 grams of the supplement per bird.
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Edited by Dewberry - 9/30/15 at 10:48am
Oh, ok. Well it should not really be an issue. As a matter of fact, my adults are fed on layers food - roos included, and whilst i read about the negative effects of additional calcium for roos, mine don't make it to an age where its an issue for concern - go for it!!
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