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Rena



Joined: 15 Sep 2010
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Location: Way out West in Klamath Falls, OR-USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I have heard folk say not to keep dairy cows (which is what I raise) with chickens. There is supposed to be a higher incidence with Milk Fever and Ketosis. Both of which can be serious problems to pregnant, newly fresh and lactating cows. To include the possible loss of cow and/or calf.

((In fact, if a bovine is seeking to eat poultry manure, it is a very good indication they are 'off' balance with their mineral needs. (Which IS a definite precurser to serious problems with Milk Fever, Ketosis and even hypomagnesium levels.) I believe it is called "Picca" and can also include the eating of dirt, their own manure and their own urine.))

When perfectly spot on, my girls won't graze a spot with poultry manure (or any other type for that matter)~true though, beefers aren't as 'picky' here in the west!      


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