ever heard of sea kelp as a addition to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by realsis, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
    Cluck'n Sea Kelp[​IMG] for bright glossy plumage, marvelous orange-y yolks, strong development of bone structure, reduced coccidiosis outbreaks, increased weight gain and overall fantastic healthy intestinal flora and bacteria. Not only can our chickens benefit from our Cluck'n Sea Kelp Kelp[​IMG] but our gardens, house plants and compost piles/bins thrive with the addition.

    By adding small amounts of Cluck'n Sea Kelp[​IMG] (see usage below) to your poultry‚Äôs diet, they will gobble up less food and show an improved overall health, with fewer diseases. It's a super simple way to raise happy hens!

    Many of the minerals include: calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, sulfur, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, selenium. Vitamins include A, B1, B6, (NIACIN), B12, D, E, and K. Kelp contains 21 amino acids to include lysine, hystidine, and proline.

    Usage:
    Provide Cluck'n Sea Kelp[​IMG] to your flocks regular feed intake at the rate of 1-2% (1/4 cup per 11lbs) or for an added treat; add 1 tsp to two spoonfulls of plain yogurt and serve.

    Kelp meal granuals can be fed to baby chicks right after hatch and thorough out the lifetime of the flock.

    Organic, Eco-Friendly and Healthy
    Add to Feed, Easy to Use - Effective
    Cluck'n Sea Kelp is a product of the pristine waters of Canada.

    INGREDIENTS. Cluck'n Sea Kelp[​IMG] is an organic, dried kelp product that provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates that in general, improve the overall health of chickens. I just bought this item for my girls from treats for chickens.com. What do you think? Does it sound like a good product ? I've been using several different 100% organic treats from this company for awhile now. They have a great variety of treats with things like marigold flower petals meal worms flax alfalfa buckwheat pumpkins seeds coconut rolled oats flaked rye barley kaput and wheat. Their treats are all organic and I decided to give the kelp a try as well. Had any of you heard of feeding the kelp before? Has any of you tried this product? What's your opinion on kelp for chickens?
     
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  2. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like overpriced kelp meal. Kelp meal is an excellent feed additive for chickens, for all the reasons mentioned in the promo material. A quick look online for the Cluck'n Sea Kelp product showed prices ranged from $13 to $27 for the 2 pound bag. That's over $6/pound for the cheapest lowest price and $13/pound for the higher priced one. If you have a feed store nearby, you should be able to find a 25 or 50 pound bag of kelp meal for a little more than $1/pound. If you don't have one nearby, perhaps there is an Azure drop near you:

    https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/product/825//

    Our current feed already has kelp meal in it. When I get around to it, I plan to supplement our feed with high-quality/less-expensive ingredients to both improve nutrition and reduce cost. Kelp meal will be one of my ingredients.

    ps, the term "organic" in ocean products is essentially meaningless. It's a wild harvested product and thus many wild harvested products are as clean if not cleaner than those things grown on land as "certified organic". Of course the air and water is polluted worldwide, we can't really get around that, but we can certainly choose the best available and IMHO, many things from the sea fit that bill.
     
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  3. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got that right KP a rip off. I shop Asian market frequently and can gets of plain nori--seaweed used for sushi--wouldn't this be just fine. At 12 sheets for 1.99 it's probably the way to go.
     
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    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I meant paydirt lol
     
  5. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know for sure, but I can't imagine there is much nutrition in even several sheets of nori. I mean it won't hurt, but 12 sheets of nori can't weigh more than about an ounce. Per pound (for the $1.99 package) that works out to about $32/pound (assuming each sheet weights 2.5g)! Since you have access to an Asian market, you should be able to find all sorts of dried seaweeds available, possibly even a big bag of kelp meal, for a much better price. Perhaps someone who knows more about kelp than I do will chime in here as to the pros/cons of different seaweeds.

    I suppose it also matters if you're feeding as an occasional treat or a daily feed supplement.
     
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  6. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seaweed for the minetals not nutrition. Wish I knew'
     
  7. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thanks guys for the advice! Sounded too good to be true. .but maybe I'll look into the kelp meal.
     

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