Originally Posted by HUNTER
what can i use for calcium supplement besides bonemeal? i heard of crushed egg shells but what is the mixing ratio?
To be honest, I found varying instructions on how many egg shells or how many tsp. of crushed egg shell powder was to be added to what quantity of meat (raw or homecooked)..so I don't feel comfortable trying to answer this
I did see a good suggestion that free range (or certainly, you'd want eggs from chickens not fed antibiotics or hormones) eggs were best...some instructions included removing the inner membrane when washing the egg shells, some did not.
In many recipes they list using calcium carbonate or citrate, the amount varied depending I think on the amount of protein in the recipe, I saw Strombeck's recipes listing 400 mg. calcium carbonate to the proportions of protein in several recipes (600 in another), and 300 mg. in recipes by Dr. Jean Hofve.
I'd find a good book - Pitcairns, Strombeck, Celeste Yarnell - in the library and do a quick browse