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Feeding Pheasants using DDG's (Dried Distillers Grains)

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by setchmoe, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. setchmoe

    setchmoe New Egg

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    I raise pheasants to hunt recreationally in the fall. I release the roosters in the fall and keep the hens til spring and then release them. Lately I have been feeding them bomgaars pheasant feed which is around 20% protein and other nutrients. However this has become real expensive as a 50 lb bag of feed averages $12 to $18 dollars. What I am wondering is can I start feeding my pheasants DDG's and keep them on DDG's from when they are chicks to when I release them in the spring and not change feed's. The components of the DDG's is 11.7% Moisture; 35.9% protein; 3.7% fat; 8.72% starch; 22.9% NDF; 8.9% ADF; 6.2% CRFIB; and .28% GlucFruc Equivelant. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Distillers grains are supposed to be greatr for chicken/pheasants and birds. I have a chance to get some from a local brewerey but cant figure out how to dry them. They told me they come in a 4x4 tote with 400 to 800 pounds in it. wish i can figure something out.
     

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