Calf mana for chicks?

Lach Cnoc Farm

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Apr 16, 2009
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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.
 

ArizonaNessa

Joyfully Addicted
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Apr 7, 2009
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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.
 

Akane

Crowing
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Jun 15, 2008
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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.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
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Jun 1, 2009
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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..

Chris
 

halo

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


CALF MANNA

The Ultimate Performance Supplement


Crude Protein Min 25.00 %
Lysine Min 1.4 %
Methionine Min 0.3 %
Crude Fat Min 3.0 %
Crude Fiber Min 3.0 %
Crude Fiber Max 6.00 %
Acid Detergent Fiber Max 10.0 %
Calcium Min 0.7 %
Calcium Max 1.2 %
Phosphorus Min 0.6 %
Salt Min 0.5 %
Salt Max 1.0 %
Sodium Min 0.2 %
Sodium Max 0.4 %
Copper Min 15 ppm
Copper Max 35 ppm
Selenium Min 0.1 ppm
Zinc Min 125 ppm
Vitamin A Min 20,000 IU/lb


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Dairy Calves Up to 1 lb per day
Lactating Cows 1-1 1/2 lb per day
Beef Calves 10% of the creep ration
Show Cattle 1-2 lbs per day
Brood Cows 1 lb per day
Bulls 1 lb per day
Foals 1/2 lb per day
Growing Horses 1-1 1/2 lbs per day
Performance Horses 1-2 lbs per day
Broodmares & Stallions 1 1/2-2 lbs per day
Goats 1/4 - 1/2 lb per day
Baby Pigs 1/8-1/4 lb per day
Show Hogs 1/2 - 1 lb per day
Gestating Sows 1/8 - 1/4 lb per day
Lactating Sows 1/2 - 3/4 lb per day
Boars 1/4 - 1/2 lb per day
Rabbits (Growing) 1 teaspoon per day
Rabbits (Lactating) 1 tablespoon per day
Poultry 1 tablespoon per day or
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countrybum

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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.
 
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quiltnchik

Songster
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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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...
 

halo

Got The Blues
12 Years
Nov 22, 2007
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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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