I hope this doesnt sound stupid but we have sooo many eggs from our free range chickens!! would it be okay to feed them to my guernsey? It would increase her protein and omega 3 intake- I could even grind up the shells for increased calcium....hmmm... what do you guys think? ( my neighbor feeds raw eggs to his horses for shiny coats)
Cows are herbivores, not omnivores....and their digestion is totally different than a horse. (1 stomach for the horse...4 for the cow....) Don't know how it'd taste coming back up in her cud. (Or if it'd upset the rumen flora, etc.) Janene
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I remember reading something, and I'm sure it was here, about someone's chickens laying eggs in the cow's hay feeder (I think?) and that she had to be quick about collecting them or the cow would eat them. I would assume the cow was eating them whole.
This is a very fuzzy memory from quite a while back, so don't hold me to it, but that's what I think I remember reading.
Heh, thanks for the tip Lannie. My chickens lay eggs in the hay rack too. In fact, they think I put it right there just for them. I try to pull them out before Bee pulls them down and they explode on the ground, but I'm going to make sure I look for them better. I don't want her eating whole eggs :/
moserfam6: I am in the Kansas City area and need some comfrey to make a poultice and/or feed to a cow that broke her leg. Anyone know where I can find some comfrey?
Dec 7, 2013 17:44:35 GMT -5
jettat: Need help yearling bull calf got into pig food sometime since yesterday and is down with diarrhea. Vet didn't come out but said only thing to do is give it Kaopetric (SP) but don't give us much hope. Any suggestions would be a big help.
Dec 8, 2013 15:26:03 GMT -5
milkman: You need to post this in the 911 Section immediately.
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hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
Dec 12, 2013 23:11:17 GMT -5
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