Anyone used forage cakes ??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bayouchica, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
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  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I'm hoping someone else posts an answer, Miriam, cuz I hadn't even heard of them, but it looks like an interesting idea. The only thing is the price, with my crazy flock that little block might last all of two minutes! [​IMG]
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  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey mudhen !! I know it would go fast with my flock too. [​IMG] Might be good for those cold,wet winter days, help keep them entertained. Does look like it has some good stuff in them.
    I used to buy those seed bells, but found out real quick that my Buff Orps don't like to share.Those girls would stay there & guard it till it was gone. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Those look like the wild bird cakes usually sold with bird food. They also have feeders made to hold them.

    Hmm....

    Edited because I found this nifty recipe for homemade Suet Cakes!
     
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  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi, these are made especially for chickens & other poultry.
    Thanks for the suet cake recipe, I'll have to try it for the wild birdies. [​IMG]
    Here's the ingredient list:
    FarmersÂ’ Helper Original ForageCakes are specially formulated for chickens.

    Ingredients: Millet, cracked corn, hunter kibble (corn gluten meal, corn, soybean meal, linseed meal, catfish meal, dicalcium phosphate, crustacean meal, yeast culture, dried vegetables, HMS vitamin pre-mix, salt (NaCl), choline chloride, cinnamon and assorted spices, DE, primalac, lysine, selenium), oats, gelatin, tallow, dried cranberries, black sunflower seeds, zeolite, vegetable pomace, NRCS vitamin supplement

    FarmersÂ’ Helper Optimal ForageCakes are specially formulated for mixed flocks.

    Ingredients: Hunter kibble (corn gluten meal, corn, soybean meal, linseed meal, catfish meal, dicalcium phosphate, crustacean meal, yeast culture, dried vegetables, HMS vitamin pre-mix, salt (NaCl), choline chloride, cinnamon and assorted spices, DE, primalac, lysine, selenium), millet, cracked corn, gelatin, tallow, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, sunflower hearts, nut pieces, cinnamon, zeolite, vegetable pomace, DE, NRCS vitamin supplement.
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Quote:Pricey is not the word mudhen. I just figured out that it would cost me $350.00 per day if I was to replace my feed with those cakes. That is on a day I think the chickens are filling up on bugs and seeds while free ranging. That is the soct per 50#.
     
  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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  8. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, yeah it's pricey. I don't think it's a replacement for the other feed you give your chickens, layer,starter feed etc.... just something extra.. cause my chickens are spoiled rotten. [​IMG]
    They more than likely would get messy.I was thinking of hanging it in a wire basket or get the old man to make me a holder for it. [​IMG]
     
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    I would not my birds anything where I did not know the salt and calcium content of (and not an estimate but guaranteed analysis)
     
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Thanks dlhunicorn, I didn't even think of that. [​IMG]
     

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