12-11-2019, 06:15 PM
Anything in excess isn't good for them but a little such as what they get from the mineral block is fine. Salt (Sodium) and Chloride) are both electrolytes the body needs.
You obviously do not want to add salt to their vegetables, etc.
If you are concerned about the salt level in the mineral block then just use the cuttlebone and manu clay rose.
I personally keep all three (cuttlebone, mineral block and manu clay rose) in all of my birds' cages although it is very rare that I ever see any of my birds take a tiny nibble or a small lick of the mineral block.
They do, however, like to shred their manu clay roses.
The Manu "Roses" contain:
Calcium: Needed for strong bones, proper muscle function, and eggshell production. Min. 18%
Copper: Helps keep blood vessels flexible for good circulation and promotes healing. Min. .002%
Iron: Carries oxygen in the blood and needed by hens for egg production. Min. 1.8%
Magnesium: Activates enzymes for absorption and transportation of nutrients. Min. .85%
Manganese: Required for metabolism of fats and sugars: Improves hatch-ability. Min. .10%
Phosphorus: Releases energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Min. .20%
Potassium: Needed for normal heart and muscle activity. Min. .10%
Sodium: Aids protein absorption and maintains ionic strength of body fluids. Min. 1.2%
Zinc: Needed for sexual maturity in males; involved in formation of feathers. Min. .01%
Ingredients: calcium sulfate, iron oxide, bentonite clay, sodium chloride, magnesium oxide, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, ferrous sulfate, and manganese oxide.
Last edited by FaeryBee; 12-11-2019 at 06:22 PM.