Categories of feed

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Southshore, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Southshore

    Southshore Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the info you posted in my previous thread for favorite food. Thought it would be more informative if I categorized the feed and you shared what item of each category is your peas favorite i.e. what leafy green do they love the most, what fruit do they love the most, and what vegetable do they love the most, what seeds, what protein (which worms, which seafood etc), No more than 1-2 items please. Thanks!!
     
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Kale is very good for them and alfalfa is a good source of vitamin K and A, I will pick them a bouquet of alfalfa and they literally rip it out of my hands.
    Over ripe pears is a favorite here but they go bananas over bananas, look for the 'day old' sale at the grocery store.
    Most any veggie, but choped up carrots will add a lot of carotene to help with developing feather color.
    Sunflower, corn, milo. My vet told me to stop with the corn while treating for cocci, too much starch.
    Canned mackerel, I mix a can in every Fish Friday and Mackerel Monday, and cat food to boost the %.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Be careful of the salt/sodium content of canned meats a little will not hurt but to much can be real bad , people also need to watch their salt/sodium intake especially now days it seems to be in just about everything processed now days.[​IMG]
     
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  4. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Ah, salt, the spice of life. [​IMG] I wish we had access to fresh fish like they do on the coasts, but we are a fer piece from there being smack dab in the middle of the country. I think next year we will sein the creek more for minnows and crawfish.
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What no catfish in Kansas? trout? no other kind of fishing there? heck i can feed my flock out of my ponds.Cost money to fish any place else [​IMG]
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  6. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    Going on three years and still can't keep water in the pond. [​IMG] Lots of little fish in the creek though [​IMG] Nice fish you have there, I guess you gave it to the peas? [​IMG]
     
  7. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I have the opposite problem i can't keep the new pond DH started last year drained long enough for it to dry so he can finish digging it, it is only 3.5 feet deep and an about a half an acre, may end up being a duck pond after all but it is not in a safe area.

    We ate that fish for dinner, pea can have the small catfish [​IMG]
     

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