Calf mana for chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lach Cnoc Farm, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Western Washington
    Is calf mana okay for chicks to eat? I feed it to my broodies in a wet mash with crumble but theres babies and i am not sure if its okay for them or not.

    i have a baby with a 'firm' tummy and i think she may have eaten some of the mash.
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    I think I just posted on your other thread and if so then sorry for the duplicate answer. I grind my calf manna to a fine powder and mix it in chick starter from day one and throughout their entire lives.
  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Molasses causes diarhea in chickens. Calf manna has lots of molasses. Also anything you add to their feed has the risk of throwing off the balance of nutrients they need. Best to feed them their chicken feed plain and give limited amounts of other things seperately as treats.
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Too much calf mana will kill them... The other the calf mana will inlarge the livers of chickens if feed too much at a time..

  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Calf Manna has lots of molasses? Where?


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  6. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Western Washington
    what causes it to enlarge their livers???
  7. countrybum

    countrybum Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    area pop. 96
    I have never heard of such a thing. I buy the powder and sprinkle on the babies fed for extra vitamins and nutrition. I did not know a milk type food would have molasses in it. Maybe you are referring to the horse feed.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  8. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Western Washington
    edited for double post.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  9. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    I'm confused. Why would you feed your chickens something made for calves? I'm new to chicks and just wondering what the benefit is... [​IMG]
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Its not specifically made for calves. Its been around for a zillion years; its a very good general vitamin/mineral supplement for many classes of animals. Even zoos feed it to a lot of their critters.
    I throw it to the girls now and again. It smells yummy!

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