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.
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hroewe: Just finished Joann's book. It was fantastic!
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milkingoneand: Contact me off group and let me know exactly what you're looking for as I'm currently looking at heifers ready to breed soon. I have a couple of farm visits on my list, and might be able to help you out.
Jan 31, 2014 14:24:44 GMT -5
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Feb 1, 2014 7:52:41 GMT -5
brigitte: Contact me by PM I have a fancy MS registered heifer 10 months old
Feb 2, 2014 20:11:38 GMT -5
fordkevint: Hello, I am looking for a family milk cow in Southern KS this spring. Anyone have a reference out there?
Feb 13, 2014 10:59:18 GMT -5
littlebirddog: Getting some calves ready to be weened any good ideas
Feb 14, 2014 12:33:01 GMT -5
whitegas: I'm looking for our first family milk cow. We live in Michigan. Anyone have suggestions of where to find one?
Feb 16, 2014 20:02:00 GMT -5
FarmBoy66: Littlebirddog, get them started on grain, free choice. They also need to have water. Try to get them interested in it and then in small steps start taking their milk away. They should be fully weaned in about 2 weeks or so
Feb 17, 2014 20:21:25 GMT -5
fairfarmhand: I love this place. No one else, even my husband understands why I'd do all the work, spend all the money, just to milk a cow.
Feb 19, 2014 14:29:45 GMT -5
frauline214: oI am new to forum. I have a jersey/beef cow cross who is due to calve shortly. I plan on adding other calves to her after she calves. This is a first time freshener and she has been raised to let me milk her. Any suggestions how many calves I can add?
Mar 2, 2014 19:10:43 GMT -5
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