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All manure has the potential to have pathogens in it, in fact a lot of manure does even herbivore manure, but manure from omnivores/carnivores has a higher potential for some pathogens also omnivore/carnivore manure takes longer to break down naturally... There is also a few other negatives from omnivore/carnivore manure like the potential for heavy metals or other trace elements not found in herbivore manure as readily...
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post #22 of 25

We can be infected by some parasites that also infect dogs and cats, and some of those eggs are pretty tough to kill.  UGH!  Also, because it's less expensive to make all-plant based chicken feed that's what commercial birds are fed.  As long as the amino acids are balanced correctly, it's fine.  Animal based proteins are fine for chickens, who are omnivores,  and our backyard birds are busy proving that daily.  Like the little velociraptors they want to be!  Mary

post #23 of 25
Considering that the ingredients in most feeds is plant derived, I would think it would be safe to say most feeds are "vegetarian", whether labeled as such or not.
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Considering that the ingredients in most feeds is plant derived, I would think it would be safe to say most feeds are "vegetarian", whether labeled as such or not.

But, if it's not advertised as vegetarian the formula could change from bag to bag and at some point include animal proteins... If you watch the feed labels of most feeds you will see the formulas change every so often to adjust for regional, seasonal or price availability...
post #25 of 25
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Considering that the ingredients in most feeds is plant derived, I would think it would be safe to say most feeds are "vegetarian", whether labeled as such or not.

Almost all feeds available commercially are vegetarian with added synthetic lysine and methionine to make up for what is missing in vegetative sources.

 

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But, if it's not advertised as vegetarian the formula could change from bag to bag and at some point include animal proteins... If you watch the feed labels of most feeds you will see the formulas change every so often to adjust for regional, seasonal or price availability...


That is true too.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 6/3/16 at 11:43am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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