can I use this feed ?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by valewife, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought a bag of medicated Sporting Bird Starter (AVT) from Southern States.
    It has Lasalocid for coccidiosis.
    It was the only medicated feed I could find for my 5 week old peachicks.
    Has anyone used this and Is this medication safe for peas?
    Thanks.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Never used that brand, but I alway feed a medicated starter for my peachicks the first 3 months.
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That is the only feed we use for our pea's and turkey poults, it's 28% protien and they thrive on it. Keep an eye on the lable when you buy it, Southern States also makes a game bird conditioner in the same color brown bag with less protien and the feed guys can get them mixed up.

    Steve
     
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  4. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the info, Steve.
    I rechecked the tag and it is 28% protein.
    I was worried about the Lasalocid. The tag has a warning "For chukar partridges (up to 8 weeks of age) only".
    Made me hesitate to try it.
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We use that for the first 3 months, then go to the S/S start n grow 20% protien until they are 5 to 6 months old from there they go out with the rest of the flocks and get a 20% layer feed. When they are older the peas get first dibs on the hard boiled eggs, or greens from the garden. The IB's jump out of the pen for a walk around every morning and forage as well. They are kind of upset with me now though, hunting season is coming up soon so I clipped their wings to keep them in. I could just see some local yahoo with one of our pea's tied down to the dog box...."lookie what I shot today". That would be bad all the way around. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  6. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So you feed the same thing to your turkey poults as well ?
    Also- is the start 'n grow medicated ?
    It would make life simpler if the turkeys and peas can eventually eat the same feed.

    About hunting season: I was thinking up ways to protect my poults from a neighbor when they are out every day.
    Do they make little orange hunter's vests I could put on them? or an orange tube sock I could cut the foot off and slip it on their necks ?
    Seriously- I wish they could wear a sign that says 'I'm a pet'.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Yes the pea's and turkey poults get the same feed and the start n grow is medicated also.

    Steve
     
  8. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I don't know about tube socks or vests... but you can try talking to the lady who runs this site: http://chickendiapers.com/

    Maybe
    she can make something in hunter orange?
     
  9. free_ranger

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    About your orange sock neckerchief: When I lived in coastal NC and the biggest hurricanes came through, we'd go inland to Raleigh and leave the horses behind. We spray painted our phone # on them in fluorescent orange in case the fences went down and they got out- which would happen. I've been thinking about putting a spot of color like that on my pheasants. Our hunter friend says it would act more like a bullseye for the birds, than as a deterrent to hunters. But maybe there's a different crowd where you're at and it could work for you... like your neighbors actually wouldn't want to shoot your birds if they knew they were yours.

    Of course it would blow the birds' camoflage from coyotes, hawks and such. It depends on what the biggest threat to your birds is: people or animals. I haven't done it yet, but I've mulled it over since the possibility of my hand-raised birds being shot upsets me.
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    If you know which neighbors are hunting, you can go talk to them about it too.

    Or do as Free says and spray paint them orange... then post notice signs saying the birds with orange on them have like... worms. Or something else people wouldn't want.

    Wish we could put GPS tracking devices in birds cheaply! That would be fun.
     
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