A fermentated feed for peachicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by moch rizky, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. moch rizky

    moch rizky New Egg

    I have six peachicks aproximately two months old now and i try to feed them a fermentated that i make from mixing fresh diary milk, mung bean sprout, soy bean sprout, peanut sprout, bananas, pineapples, papayas, eggs, oats, honey, spice, herbs, yeast and others fermentating microorganism..whether it meets the nutritional standards for peafowl nutrition requairements?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I read your mix and figured you were in the tropics. Duh!!
    Actually I don't normally recommend people mixing their own feed but that mix doesn't sound too bad. Just keep an eye on their condition and production. You may want to occasionally add a vitamin/mineral supplement.
    Not knowing the amount of each, your mix may be a little low on protein for chicks though. They need about 19% protein so I'd try to add a little more animal protein like fish, mealworms or crickets.
     
  3. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why fermenting milk? Birds do not typically digest it well.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Probably for the lacto bacteria.
    I add kefir with active cultures to the feed for the bacteria.
     
  5. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the milk is not fully digested, they will not thrive.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    They may not be able to digest the sugar (lactose) but they'll make use of the protein and vitamins. Milk in all forms is a great feed for all types of poultry.
    Feeding milk to chickens has been a common practice for centuries. Mostly to supply good animal protein to growing chicks and ducklings and also to fatten and flavor cockerels prior to slaughter.
    I mix whole milk with a grain mix the last few weeks before butchering.

    http://archive.org/stream/poultryfeedingfa00fisk/poultryfeedingfa00fisk_djvu.txt

    http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/li...ltry/poultry-rations-and-feeding-methods.html

    http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/EB-020.pdf

    https://books.google.com/books?id=q...age&q=feeding milk to fatten roosters&f=false
     
  7. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they digest casein?
     

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