Ash content in feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by patti'speeps, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. patti'speeps

    patti'speeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got my eye on a feed for my poultry. The only thing i'm not sure about is the fact that it has ash in the ingredient list. I would love some input on the affect this will have on my birds. It's high in protein so I would love to get it and save it for the winter feeding when they need a little higher protein. I have all types of poultry, from Peafowl to Guineas and everything in between, lol. Any advice would be greately appreciated.
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I doubt that Ash is listed as an ingredient, rather it is probably listed as a nutrient. In feed analysis the Ash content of the feed is the mineral portion of the feed, basically what is left as 'ash' when a feed is burned.

    Jim
     
  3. patti'speeps

    patti'speeps Out Of The Brooder

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    will the ash content be harmful to my birds since it is a nutrient? Says it has 10% ash.
     
  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    patti'speeps :

    will the ash content be harmful to my birds since it is a nutrient? Says it has 10% ash.

    I says "maximum" right?

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Is this feed manufactured by either Lowes or Greensbug Soy?​
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine. It's not a singlevnutrient, but rather, as was mentioned, the remnants of the diet that will not combust.

    Clint
     

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