Roos Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PepsNick, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Can roos eat layer feed?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep. There's some information out there that says the calcium in layer feed is not good for the roos. That it settles in their liver and kidneys, whatever.
    I find fault with this information. First off, every creature (including humans) need calcium; the males just don't need as much. Secondly, a rooster would have to live a very long time for the effects of too much calcium to show up and most roos don't live that long.
    Again, just MHO.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Thanks! Good to know--- for future reference. I have no roosters now and I live in the busiest part of Atlanta, but---- I can smuggle a little hehe
     
  4. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roos can eat anything and everything a hen eats. I give all my birds laying feed with corn, shell, grit, birdseed and greens.
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    GR8!
    k no one has to reply anymore i got my info [​IMG]
     

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