Can my Muscovy eat spinach

Krystalkate

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can my Muscovy eat spinach someone told me not to but she loves it and goes for only that when I make them breaky!
 

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shawluvsbirds

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I've read that spinach binds to calcium which can result in soft shelled eggs in poultry and that is why they say not to feed it. That being said. . I still give mine some on rare occasions when I have it simply because they absolutely love it. I wouldn't give it to them daily or anything, or if I had one that was already laying soft shells. :)
 

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I've read that spinach binds to calcium which can result in soft shelled eggs in poultry and that is why they say not to feed it. That being said. . I still give mine some on rare occasions when I have it simply because they absolutely love it. I wouldn't give it to them daily or anything, or if I had one that was already laying soft shells. :)
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I do the same with mine.
 

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Spinach absolutely doesn’t deplete calcium in the body or other food. Spinach actually has a fair amount of calcium but it isn’t bioavailabile because of oxalic acid.

Spinach is fine as long as you aren’t trying to use it for calcium.
 

shawluvsbirds

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Spinach absolutely doesn’t deplete calcium in the body or other food. Spinach actually has a fair amount of calcium but it isn’t bioavailabile because of oxalic acid.

Spinach is fine as long as you aren’t trying to use it for calcium.
From what I've read. . don't know the science behind it. . the oxalic acid in the spinach is what prevents calcium from being absorbed into the system. Not that the spinach itself depletes calcium. Just prevents it from being absorbed. :hmm?
 

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From what I've read. . don't know the science behind it. . the oxalic acid in the spinach is what prevents calcium from being absorbed into the system. Not that the spinach itself depletes calcium. Just prevents it from being absorbed. :hmm?

The calcium in the spinach itself and ONLY the calcium in the spinach is essentially nullified. The calcium in any other food/drink consumption is entirely unaffected.
 

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