Feeding show birds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RoscommonPekins, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. RoscommonPekins

    RoscommonPekins New Egg

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    What can I feed lavender, millefleur and black pekins? I would like to keep them in the best possible condition for showing.
     
  2. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good quality commercial ration with some added
    fats (sunflower oil perhaps) drizzled on the top will give you as good a feather condition and sheen as yöu can ask. for.
     
  3. RoscommonPekins

    RoscommonPekins New Egg

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    Is layers pellets/mash ok or would you recommend something else?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    As a base perhaps.
    Regular feed is sufficient (amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fats) to maintain body and produce eggs but may not be sufficient to put a showbird in optimal condition.
    There may be a show bird ration available there. In lieu of that, aside from the advice already given, you may want to add some animal protein in the form of fishmeal or fish. Not a lot. Fishmeal is about 60% protein. Adding it to a 16% protein feed at a 1:10 ratio would give you a 20% feed. That will also add vitamins and minerals.
     

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