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North Atlantic Kelp Meal
Kelp Meal is loaded with the goodness of the sea. Kelp is a rich and dependable source of 60 minerals and elements including iodine, 21 amino acids, and 12 vitamins. Because the minerals are in plant tissue, they are easily digested and assimilated. Many of the trace minerals contained in Kelp Meal are essential for producing enzymes (which in turn promote healthy body functions). It is a naturally balanced supplement containing over 100 micronutrients, which supplement your bird's diet. Kelp supplies vitamins and minerals they just may not be getting. Many Top Breeders swear by it. Kelp increases egg production and iodine content darkens yolk and skin color and strengthens shells. Kelp will increase fertility, vitality, and immunity in your flock.
It is felt that kelp meal is so valuable that you can start feeding it as soon as the baby chicks arrive and keep up the ration right through to slaughtering time. Kelp is a complex natural product high in vitamins and minerals. Its most valuable attribute is its richness in trace elements-organic minerals that are both safe and potent. One characteristic of kelp as an animal feed, is The fact that kelp modifies the intestinal flora or bacteria of livestock may be the chief cause for the results obtained.
When used as a livestock feed additive, kelp increases production and improves performance. It strengthens appetite and enhances digestion. It promotes healthy fur, coats and plumage, and helps to regulate animal heat cycles, increases the number and durability of sperm. improves conception rates, and increases the percentage of normal healthy births. In general, kelp improves the overall health of the animals. After adding kelp to poultry feed you can expect brighter plumage, increased weight gain and enhanced general alertness. There will be a marked increase in iodine content in eggs. The yolks will be a deeper color, with better pigmentation, improved hatchability, reduction of blood spots, reduced incidence of coccidiosis, less egg breakage and stronger shells. Your poultry will display better feed conversion and improved overall health, with fewer diseases.
As a chicken feed supplement, add kelp meal at a rate of one to two percent of total grain rations. Feed at the higher rate when your stock is under stress, due to travel, disease, weather, reproduction or weaning.
- Kelp should be added to your grain ration or commercial feed
- Dogs (standard size): 1 teaspoon per day-
- Cats: ¼ teaspoon per day, or sprinkle on top of their feed.
- Chickens, broilers or layers: 1% of total feed pre-mixed
- Turkeys: 1 to 2% of total feed pre-mixed-
Claims about Kelp :
Poultry - Layers and Breeders
- increases hatchability of eggs
- reduces blood spots
- increases iodine content of eggs
- increases yolk pigmentation
- reduces coccidiosis
- more uniform shell texture with reducced breakage
- increases laying period in older henss
Poultry - Broilers
- increases weight gains on less feed - reduces mortality
- better feathering
- increases pigmentation
- increases meat on shanks
Poultry - Turkeys
- increases weight gains on less feed - increases hatchability of eggs
- lighter meat texture
Hourly Statistics by Ruby Lane