can i give them bone meal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sydney13, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a bit of bone meal and i was wondering if it would be good to feed to my chickens?
    they are 4 weeks old and are not meat birds so would it be to much protein?
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    Bone meal is an ingredient in some chicken feeds but im not sure they should eat it strait. hopefully some one will come along with answer for you.
     
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think bone meal would also be pretty high in calcium, which you don't want for chicks that age.
     
  4. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bury it with your bulbs and any trees you plant. It's likely what you have is garden grade, unless you got it from a butcher's saw. In that case...give it to your dogs.
     
  5. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i bought mine from the pet store for my dog
     

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