Feed??????? For Laying and Not laying???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by JordanFamily, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting my very first Peafowl on Monday. Right now they are laying and was wondering what exactly I should get at the Family Center to feed them? They have Game Bird Feed, Flock Raiser, maitenace?, Layenna,??? Which brand do you guys use? I need something simple and easy to get to feed them so it needs to be something my local place has.... I also need to know what to feed them when they are not laying anymore.... I have seen posts on here that say you feed them 20% feed but have no clue as to what this means.... Advice would be appriciated... Thanks
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  2. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look for game bird feed is has a higher protien.some people do just use chicken feed but they do better with a game bird feed you may have to look around a little to find it.
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not get game feed especially with growing birds. It can cause a slip tendon, rendering the bird crippled and worthless. The leg affected by the slip tendon will shrivel up and fall off.
     
  4. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes!!! Gamebird feed makes their legs fall off. My peafowl haven't recieved that memo. I've fed 21% gamebird feed to peafowl for YEARS and all of them have two legs.
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    21% protein is fine and they usually die before the leg falls off.
     
  6. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what do you feed yours we were told that is what to feed them.
     
  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2010
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  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now I know forsure your wrong about this IT WILL NOT make there leg fall off I kept a Java male for 3 years before I put him down and he still had both legs could also walk. So how long does it take for the leg to fall off?? 21% or 22% gamebird starter is the highest you want for peachicks, after breeding season we feed a 16% crumble with dry dog or cat food added.
     
  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had an IB hen whose leg was literally hanging on by some skin before we put her down and she was under a year old. Guess the affect of a slip tendon varies from bird to bird, but do not feed them feed with a protein level that is to high, so game bird feed is still no good unless it has a low protein.
     

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