It approximates the nutrients in colostrum, but without the antibodies. It makes a good first meal for kids that have no colostrum source. A good rule-of-thumb is one to two ounces of colostrum for every pound of body weight during the kid’s first twelve (12) hours of life.
– 1 pint milk
– 1 beaten egg
– 1 tablespoon fruit pectin
– 1/2 teaspoon cod liver oil.
– This mixture can be frozen for future use.
The sugar in corn syrup and honey is not glucose or lactose. Lambs, calves and kids do not have maltase, sucrase, or other sugar enzymes other than lactase in their little guts. Thus, using corn syrup and honey is not very helpful. Pectin, used for jelly making however, is about 1/2 by weight dextrose and the other half a sugar polymer that will break down to glucose. Eggs, by the way, have quite a few antibodies for the baby chicks-maybe even ones against salmonella and E. coli, so adding eggs gives you more than just nutrition.