changing to Granule food

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chrisarvor, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    I am trying to change the food from the powder (mash) food to Granules
    for my pheasant and quails and chickens but they dont seem to eat the granules.
    If i mix but together they just empty the feeders every day.
    With just the granules they dont rake it all out
    I am worried they are not eating
    what do you think
    is there a gradual transition when changing food.
    any help or advice

    I am changing as floors in the aviaries are covered with food they just rake out of the feeder ,which are supposed to be anti rake type
    more small hole so they cant tip the food out
  2. Resolution

    Resolution Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hard Boiled Eggs (diced) and seed are the way to go, some nice fish oil every once in a while. If they don't eat they must not be hungry. eliminate mashes and crumbles as soon as humanly possible. They are disease vectors.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Just stick to your plan, mixing them, gradually changing over to the new feed. They will eat when they get hungry enough.

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