Questions about potassium

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Miss Lydia, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Someone on here said to be careful giving bananas to our chickens because potassium is not good for chickens, but I see alot of people feed raisins to the chickens and it's mostly potassium so should we not feed raisins as a treat?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Potassium is essential for maintaining proper fluid balance, nerve impulse function, muscle function, cardiac (heart muscle) function.

    There are a ton of food higher in Potassium than bananas that get fed to chickens with no side affects. Bananas are around 400mg of Potassium.
    Bran Wheat 1160mg
    Tomato Puree 1150mg
    Wheatgerm 950mg
    Seeds average 650mg
    Baked Potato + skin 600mg

    Chris
     

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