How much calf manna?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrcman, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up a 50# bag of calf manna at the feedstore. I gave them a sampler of the feed of the small size Cool Whip container in a seperate feed tray and they dug right in.

    Seeing as how this is going to be just a supplement about how much should I put out for my hens? I have eight 1 1/2 year old laying hens.

    Tony
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    What percent protein is it?

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  3. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Quote:When I use it I mix it in with their feed or with the scratch I throw down. I know they used to have a guide to feeding to different livestock and for chickens it was like 1-2 tablespoons per bird... maybe their website might have the info [​IMG]
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:When I use it I mix it in with their feed or with the scratch I throw down. I know they used to have a guide to feeding to different livestock and for chickens it was like 1-2 tablespoons per bird... maybe their website might have the info [​IMG]

    That's what I remember, too. Did you check all the print on the bag?
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    mrcman,
    Read you bag it it has the feeding instructions on it. (Do Not over feed it)
    It is 1 tablespoon per day per bird or 5-10% of the ration. (That would be 5 to 10 lbs of Calf Manna to 90 to 95 lbs of there regular feed).

    Chris
     
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  6. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    I went down and read the bag and sure enough it had the poultry ration on the back. 1 tablespoon per hen per day. It's a 25% protein mix. Thanks for all your input.

    Tony
     

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