calcium phosphorous balance

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PattyO, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. PattyO

    PattyO Songster

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    I asked this question a while back and only got one response. Does anyone feed defluorinated rock

    phosphate or phosphorous 16 to achieve the correct calcium phosphorous balance and if so where did you get it?
     

  2. Erica

    Erica Songster

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    Hi PattyO,

    I don't, sorry. But bone is generally a good source of phosphorus if you can't get what you're looking for. It's fairly easy to buy meat-and-bone meal, determine the calcium-phosphorus percentages in the meal, and adjust calcium additions accordingly.

    Sorry I can't answer your question exactly, but good luck with whatever you're doing.

    Erica
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I don't as it is generally not necessary.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    If you feed a good quality poultry feed it will have a balanced calcium phosphorus ratio.
     
  5. dragonlair

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    Commercial feeds are balanced. Most cereal grains are high in phosphorus so you're probably not low in it.
     

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