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Nutrena

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seminolewind, May 2, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I am trying Nutrena. Does anyone like it? Can anyone tell me what the calcium content of the layer is? All I can find is "must give calcium" all over the bag. They also say that you can use calcium carbonate, but the only thing I can find with that is Tums. Is there another source beside oyster shell?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There is limestone calcium. Looks like small, even granite chips, actually. The feedstore sells it here as grit, unfortunately, and I didnt catch that the first time I saw it.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Thanks, Cyn. I have yet to see that somewhere, but will keep looking. I wonder if its the same thing as garden lime, (not the powder, the little dark things that look like grit).
    BTW, how are your wheaton ameraucanas coming along?
     
  4. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dried( I bake mine for 30 min at 250 degrees) and crushed eggshells, or oyster shell grit that you can buy at the feedstore should supply all the calcium they need.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sadly, didnt get any blue wheatens, Karen. The hens were not laying. I managed to hatch two Ameracanas, one blue and one splash.
     
  6. Dana

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    Quote:If you have the bag, then you should be able to see how much calcium it contains. Unless maybe the tag got ripped off?

    Or you can find the information about it in this thread where I wrote it all down. I really thought it would be useful, but I guess no one else did.[​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=43707
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:If you have the bag, then you should be able to see how much calcium it contains. Unless maybe the tag got ripped off?

    Or you can find the information about it in this thread where I wrote it all down. I really thought it would be useful, but I guess no one else did.[​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=43707

    Thanks so much, Dana. I think if this site showed how many "looks" you would probably see that alot are interested. I do read labels. I laugh when a person says one something is better than another, and they have the same exact ingredients.

    I'm just curious here, all the brands that you posted have calcium carbonate in the top line. Except Nutrena. Calcium is waaay down the list on the Nutrena label, and the label on my new bag of Nutrena doesn't have calcium listed at all!!! Go figure. I think I will just go back to Purina.


    Thanks again, Karen
     
  8. Dana

    Dana Out Of The Brooder

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    You're welcome. At least it'll come up if someone does a search for those brand names. I still think it would be better as a sticky though, so people could add to it and update it.
     
  9. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I didn't like that the starter had more than just Amprolium in it, which I prefer. And the fact that it's owned by Cargill, who supports NAIS, but that's another issue. I'm sure the feed quality is okay.
     

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