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PostSubject: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:39 am

Do mix your own mix & or buy it ? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:33 am

There's such a huge variety of mixes over here there isn't any need to mix your own, I just leave it to the scientists to work it all out, then buy a mix that suits me and my birds, of course you will buy different mixes for different times of the year, breeding, racing , resting and moulting, some will be better than others but you just have to find one that suits you
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:41 am

basically buy the mix, but always add something to it.........when not breeding or racing I mix versa laga all round with bamfords depurative then a small % of g10 pellets, all birds get this until breeding starts and I go onto a breeding mix usually containing pellets but I sometimes add more my self.
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:54 pm

versele laga mixes used here
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:08 pm

Basic all round mix, mixed with wheat. The percentage depends on the weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:00 pm

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Basic all round mix, mixed with wheat. The percentage depends on the weather.
 Basic cheap mix "no pigeon on the bag" Smile Smile but then depending on my mood lol! lol! lol! I fiddle with it depending on the season etc. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:18 pm

Variamax has 30+ amount of grains and is used by Bert Braspenning all year. The 30+ amount of grains can be cut down as different types of peas, maize etc have the same nutritional value.

I use a basic mix with maize, peas, dari, safflower, tares and wheat.

Protein grains including peanuts are added when rearing young and for moulting, fats and energy grains are added when racing.

To control over eating barley or paddy rice are somewhere in the mix except when raising young birds early season up to May, after that sunshine is the only other ingredient.
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:50 pm

caramel wrote:
Variamax has 30+ amount of grains and is used by Bert Braspenning all year. The 30+ amount of grains can be cut down as different types of peas, maize etc have the same nutritional value.

I use a basic mix with maize, peas, dari, safflower, tares and wheat.

Protein grains including peanuts are added when rearing young and for moulting, fats and energy grains are added when racing.

To control over eating barley or paddy rice are somewhere in the mix except when raising young birds early season up to May, after that sunshine is the only other ingredient.
Variamax 30+ Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes where does it all end Caramel  Smile  Smile . Reminds me of sun screan for the surfer types lol! lol! lol! started of at 10 plus here for protection & now the in thing is 50 plus etc Wink Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:25 pm

Sun cream is needed for sure, multiple similar grains are not Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:41 pm

Basic cheap mix. 12% protein. Then add corn or peanuts or wild finch mix or whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:12 am

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Sun cream is needed for sure, multiple similar grains are not Very Happy
I have this picture in my head etc Caramel Smile Smile here at the moment, of a poor pigeon sitting down at the table for tea as such Wink Wink trying to get the 30 plus mix all in proportion, so he doesn't miss out on any of the goodies Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes lol! lol! lol!. Poor thing sadly, finished up in the nut house unfortunately  Wink  Wink. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Do mix your own mix & or buy it    Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:32 pm

Just ready mixed corn here something that does it all
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