FOR GOOD FERTILITY AND HATCHABILITY DO THIS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To have good fertile breeders anf good hatchability
    you all can use this recipe
    Glenda L Heywood

    1/2 gallon of wheat
    1/8 cup of wheat germ (Pure not blended kind)
    mix good to coat the grains
    let stand over bight
    then mix and feed eacj bird 3 tbsp in feeders
    so both the male and females get 3 tbsp each
    This provides Vit E for fertility

    also you can use
    1/2 gallon of wheat
    1/8 cup of cod liver oil ( from drug store and not flavored)
    mix good and feed each bird 3 tbsp of mix in feeder

    DO NOT mix these two oils as one out does the other.
    always feed one mix on one day a week and the other another day of the week

    Should be given 6-8 weeks before starting to breed chickens and thru the breeding and hatching season/8 cup of cod liver oil ( to provide vit a & D this for good hatchability)

    Also besure and feed breeders good dark greens
    such as spinach, kale, collard greens,swiss chard
    every day what they will eat in 30 minutes

    You can even hang a cabbage by wrapping it in chicken wire and hanging from ceiling to about 12 inches from floor for large fowl
    lower for bantams
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i needed this
     
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think maybe you were typing while tired, or with a squirmy child on your lap or something! LOL!

    What are you mixing the wheat with, here? I saw on the first one you said 1/2 gal wheat, and 1/8 cup of wheat germ, then below it looks like like you meant wheat germ oil.

    You didn't name another oil, but said don't mix the 2 oils. What's the other one?
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Or free range the suckers every day, all day. But they might like a treat...
    I've even got some wheatgerm..... here chick chick chick
     
  5. RioLindoAz

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I made the mistake
    I am gld you corrected me
    yes it is wheat germ oil 1/8 cup and 1/2 gallon of wheat
    and
    1/8 cup of cod liver oil
    do not mix two oils but feed on different days

    this is very good for fertility and hatchability
     
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    That sounds similar to the breeding food you give to pigeons. [​IMG]
     
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Glenda, I think I'll try this. I free-range my birds, so they get all kinds of good stuff anyway, and fertility/hatchability has been excellent. But what the heck, good, nutritious snacks for them sure won't hurt anything!
     
  9. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We toss a hand full of red pepper
    flakes into their feed every other day.
     
  10. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what does this do??
     

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