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Kelp

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kstaven, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is kelp good for chickens? I have some I used to have to give to my dog who had cancer. If they chickens can benefit form it I'd love to give them some.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is a very good suppliment for them. Great source of iodine. Reduces ecoli in dairy animals etc. The site linked in the above posts does give perportions for all sorts of animals.
     
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    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We tried kelp meal on our chickens for the first time this winter. It was amazing how much weight they gained (except Dazzle, who never eats til all the hens are full...) They seem to be in better condition overall through the winter than in previous years, also.
     
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    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you need less than 25 lbs, www.hoeggergoatsupply sells it also in smaller quantities; it does last a long time, but you can use it for all your animals and in your garden, too.
     
  6. So what is the purpose of kelp? I know it's a supplement, but what does it supplement nutrient wise exactly?
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Does kelp that is stored properly go bad? I would not think so, but I just found a can of it that I bought & never used. It's about a year old.
     

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