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PostSubject: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:07 am

I was wondering what you guys are feeding your birds -

When they are sitting eggs?

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When they are feeding babies?

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:50 am

At the moment they are on 50/50 bamfords multi task and natural 4 seasons 100% 4seasons when sitting and 50/50 multi task and premier gold when feedimg
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:02 am

versa laga start plus with 20% wheat added and 10% g10 pellets when they start hatching out the wheat will be taken out
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 am

When they're sitting and feeding We feed best all round pal
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 pm

multi task/breed&wean/breeder moulting, a shovel of each and stir
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:24 pm

Sitting am layer and bos pellets barley linseed pm 4seasons
Hatch to weaning am first feed 4seasons plus peas mid morning layers bos linseed.
Pm 4seasons peas 50/50 then pot of peas in each box once starting to feather...
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm

Very interesting answers - thanks

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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:16 pm

im feeding 25% depurative, 75% vanrobys all round to those paired up or sitting eggs, for those feeding young birds I`m feeding gem breeding mix, with g10 pellets mixed.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:20 pm

David wrote:
im feeding 25% depurative, 75% vanrobys all round to those paired up or sitting eggs, for those feeding young birds I`m feeding gem breeding mix, with g10 pellets mixed.

you only have 1 yb or have i missed a post? you could take it home with you and make
its dinner.... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm

fieldwalker wrote:
David wrote:
im feeding 25% depurative, 75% vanrobys all round to those paired up or sitting eggs, for those feeding young birds I`m feeding gem breeding mix, with g10 pellets mixed.

you only have 1 yb or have i missed a post? you could take it home with you and make
its dinner.... lol!


SuspectSuspectSuspect I don't tell all my secrets fieldy........ Razz Razz lol! lol! flower study


p.s. ybs are very much like mice, there`s never just one ..... lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:07 am

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Sitting am layer and bos pellets barley linseed pm 4seasons
Hatch to weaning am first feed 4seasons plus peas mid morning layers bos linseed.
Pm 4seasons peas 50/50 then pot of peas in each box once starting to feather...
Old school way FW Wink Wink etc I suggest. Peas, peas & peas Smile Smile & a few other little treats thrown in for the interest/enjoyment factor it appears. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:18 am

Nesting etc,. Just a basic regular mix. Cheap. Few days before hatching add Safflower, peanuts, sunflower or any oil seeds. See what your birds are leaving. In my case usually peas. Same when weaned. I do not care what studies show! Too much protien is not good for them in my opinion. With peas and beans they get a build up of a bad acid or such from what I read. Do not resrach it that much any more. The parents know best. What I have found is that the addition of brown rice, (mine comes from Australia) is as good a health builder as anything else on the market. Unhulled. Get it from the local big grocery store. Little more expensive than white rice but well worth it! Not much needed either. Usually in a racing mix I sometimes buy but intend to add more to the mix this year.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 am

Knackered. I imagine it is what they are used to.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 am

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Nesting etc,. Just a basic regular mix. Cheap. Few days before hatching add Safflower, peanuts, sunflower or any oil seeds. See what your birds are leaving. In my case usually peas. Same when weaned. I do not care what studies show! Too much protien is not good for them in my opinion. With peas and beans they get a build up of a bad acid or such from what I read. Do not resrach it that much any more. The parents know best. What I have found is that the addition of brown rice, (mine comes from Australia) is as good a health builder as anything else on the market. Unhulled. Get it from the local big grocery store. Little more expensive than white rice but well worth it! Not much needed either. Usually in a racing mix I sometimes buy but intend to add more to the mix this year.
Always have a good lol! lol! lol! at times Hal  Smile  Smile when I read the science factor side to do with our pigeons etc when feeding. For me Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes waffle of the highest order I would suggest on average Wink Wink. Basic standard cheap mix as we well know Smile Smile with a few little treats as such will bring success if all else is in place with our birds, even if going against what the science factor brigade or even the big pigeon grain suppliers some how tell us it may be all wrong as such Smile Smile. Now Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes no peanuts/rice for me Hal I'm affraid just out of my price/bracket range here, with my little flock. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:45 am

Peanuts are relatively cheap here. Safflower cheaper. I prefer Safflower to peanuts. Brown rice should be cheap there? You folks grow it.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:12 am

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Peanuts are relatively cheap here. Safflower cheaper. I prefer Safflower to peanuts. Brown rice should be cheap there? You folks grow it.
Your wrong Hal Smile Smile all the above cost an arm & a leg type of thing here Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes. Free trade thing I suspect Wink Wink make the locals pay big, big time Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad & flog it off cheap, cheap cheap to other countries I'm affraid to build up the trade issue side. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 am

I stand corrected. UK is doing the Brexit thing and workers are paying for it. Yet from income earned, retirement ratio is 28%? Not sure. Canada is 53% and there are many countries ahead of us.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:39 am

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Nesting etc,. Just a basic regular mix. Cheap. Few days before hatching add Safflower, peanuts, sunflower or any oil seeds. See what your birds are leaving. In my case usually peas. Same when weaned. I do not care what studies show! Too much protien is not good for them in my opinion. With peas and beans they get a build up of a bad acid or such from what I read. Do not resrach it that much any more. The parents know best. What I have found is that the addition of brown rice, (mine comes from Australia) is as good a health builder as anything else on the market. Unhulled. Get it from the local big grocery store. Little more expensive than white rice but well worth it! Not much needed either. Usually in a racing mix I sometimes buy but intend to add more to the mix this year.

I agree about the peas and beans ...also the ybs take an age to get off the loft roof once weaned,a balanced mix everytime for me
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 am

waiting of a delivery of harringtons optimum pellets,im going to try them out on the stock loft
just a pot full to see how they go.
trying them on a recommendation of a good distance flier at the distance...
'' at the distance they just HOP in' scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm

fieldwalker wrote:
waiting of a delivery of harringtons optimum pellets,im going to try them out on the stock loft
just a pot full to see how they go.
trying them on a recommendation of a good distance flier at the distance...
'' at the distance they just HOP in' scratch


what are they fieldy, never heard of them........... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:35 pm

rabbit pellets 14% protein minerals vits and '' greens'' iv been reading about a few fanciers using them.
so thought id try them myself, id be hopping mad not too study
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:39 pm

I just feed farm corn when not racing, wheat barley oats peas and beans , up the barley when sitting then when feeding its a mix of oats wheat peas and beans but also don't what too much protean as don't want to force ybs growth, might also mix handful of breeding mix through the farm corn but keep off the maze untill ybs leave the nest
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:39 pm

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I just feed farm corn when not racing, wheat barley oats peas and beans , up the barley when sitting then when feeding its a mix of oats wheat peas and beans but also don't what too much protean as don't want to force ybs growth, might also mix handful of breeding mix through the farm corn but keep off the maze untill ybs leave the nest
Smile Smile Another porridge type man I see JonD Wink Wink. Same, same here bounce bounce with the maize as such & the beans here etc, are replaced by peas Smile Smile because of the cost factor. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:46 pm

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waiting of a delivery of harringtons optimum pellets,im going to try them out on the stock loft
just a pot full to see how they go.
trying them on a recommendation of a good distance flier at the distance...
'' at the distance they just HOP in' scratch
MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Smile Smile lol! lol! lol! why not just throw in a bag of carrots also FW bounce bounce I suggest. You maybe could just get an extra hop or two there in the final mile etc Smile Smile. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you feeding your birds   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 pm

be good for night fliers dont see many rabbits with glasses....well maybe in oz rabbit rabbit
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