Manna Pro Omega Egg Maker Safe for Rooster?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dewberry, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Dewberry

    Dewberry New Egg

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    I really try to find an answer in an existing thread before I post but I couldn't for this one, so... If I put my girls on the Manna Pro Egg Maker supplement, will it harm my rooster to eat it also? I can't see that it would cause him any harm but I thought I'd ask. They are all getting over dry fowl pox right now and I was thinking any extra nutrition might be of some benefit to all of them. They're five months old. Leghorn girls and a white Marans rooster. The girls are laying eggs like crazy.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I would strongly suggest that you put the supplement in a separate feeder to the regular one your chickens use. This way, if the hens feel they need additional calcium they will eat it, and your roo will not be affected (as he will ignore it). Maybe vitamin supplements / electrolytes in their water would be more effective in giving their immune system a boost.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Dewberry

    Dewberry New Egg

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    Thanks Ken. I understand that excess calcium can cause problems and even premature death in roosters but this isn't really a calcium supplement. I have oyster shell in a separate container for that. It does have some calcium in it though. I copied this from the product website. They recommend 1 tsp to 1 tbsp per hen as a top dress for food or treats. This would be about 3 to 6 grams of the supplement per bird.

    Guaranteed Analysis

    crude protein min 18.00%
    lysine min 1.00%
    methionine min 0.35%
    crude fat min 7.00%
    crude fiber max 8.00%
    ash max 18.00%
    calcium min 3.50%
    calcium max 4.50%
    Phosphorus min 0.75%
    salt min 0.25%
    salt max 0.75%
    sodium min 0.10%
    sodium max 0.50%
    copper min 20ppm
    manganese min 125ppm
    zinc min 150ppm
    selenium min 0.30ppm
    vitamin a min 3,500iu/lb
    vitamin d3 min 1,000iu/Lb
    vitamin e min 20iu/lb
    omega-3 fatty acids min 2.00%
    Lactic Acid Bacteria* Min
    4.5 million CFU/lb

     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Oh, ok. Well it should not really be an issue. As a matter of fact, my adults are fed on layers food - roos included, and whilst i read about the negative effects of additional calcium for roos, mine don't make it to an age where its an issue for concern - go for it!!

    All the best
    CT
     

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