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Have you seen pellet game feed?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jcatblum, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Can this be feed to chickens and turkeys as well?

    Yes, you can feed it anything I would think. Im not sure why the specialized fowl feeds are so low in everything. Most ground birds all eat alot of insects, so they get plenty of calcium and protein in the wild. I breed Cassowaries to, which are very rare, and for around 10 yrs now, i've been feeding them 28% protein dog food. They do very well on it. The ratite maintenance didnt work for them at all.

    I've had Guinea meat before, it's very good in my opinion, alot like duck, except not oily. I've never killed my own Guineas, but I have chickens, and duck in the past, but kind of grew out of it. But the way prices are on everything now, i've considered getting into raising my own food. Or hunting. A couple of deer, chickens, or wild boar a yr, and I wouldnt have to buy much meat :) Boar tastes just like pork, but healthier.

    Thanks for the information. I think I will try some of the Purina Catfish Diet. I'm with you in why are the specialized fown feeds so low in protein. [​IMG]

    I looked at your website and it looks great! The Cassowaries are absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. casuarius

    casuarius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, you can feed it anything I would think. Im not sure why the specialized fowl feeds are so low in everything. Most ground birds all eat alot of insects, so they get plenty of calcium and protein in the wild. I breed Cassowaries to, which are very rare, and for around 10 yrs now, i've been feeding them 28% protein dog food. They do very well on it. The ratite maintenance didnt work for them at all.

    I've had Guinea meat before, it's very good in my opinion, alot like duck, except not oily. I've never killed my own Guineas, but I have chickens, and duck in the past, but kind of grew out of it. But the way prices are on everything now, i've considered getting into raising my own food. Or hunting. A couple of deer, chickens, or wild boar a yr, and I wouldnt have to buy much meat :) Boar tastes just like pork, but healthier.

    Thanks for the information. I think I will try some of the Purina Catfish Diet. I'm with you in why are the specialized fown feeds so low in protein. [​IMG]

    I looked at your website and it looks great! The Cassowaries are absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!![​IMG]

    Thank you :) I have some vids on youtube if you want to have a look....




     
  3. kuntrygirl

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    Quote:Thanks for the information. I think I will try some of the Purina Catfish Diet. I'm with you in why are the specialized fown feeds so low in protein. [​IMG]

    I looked at your website and it looks great! The Cassowaries are absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!![​IMG]

    Thank you :) I have some vids on youtube if you want to have a look....






    HOLY - SHMOLY- ROLLY - CANOLY!!!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME !!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS !!!!!!!

    WHAT MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS!!!!! You are so lucky to have them. I will have to PM to discuss these beautiful animals.

    I sure do appreciate you sharing the video.
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    casuarius...
    How do you feel about other brands of catfish diet? I can't locate the Purina brand locally, but have access to several other brands, all have 32% protein.
    When you have time, could you possibly scan the ingredients label off the Purina brand? Or if you have a link to the ingredients, that will work too, I just can't seem to locate it online... and I'd like to compare ingredients in brands before I add this to my birds' diet.

    TYIA!
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Ok, this will be a dumb question, so please don't laugh......................................

    What ingredients = protein? I read protein on tons of feed bags but what exactly is protein? What do they mix together to create "protein"? So protein is protein even if it's for a cat, dog, chicken, duck, guinea, turkey, etc.? Is it all the same?
     
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  7. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks kuntrygirl, I had already found all that info... I was hoping to get the complete breakdown of the nutritional analysis as well as a complete ingredient list for the Purina brand like is typically printed on the tag on the bottom of most bags of feeds. My closest TCS says it carries both the Nutri Source Catfish Diet (no ingredients list) and Sportsman's Choice Catfish Diet (with an ingredients list), but only the Purina Game Fish Chow (no ingredients list)... haven't found Purina Catfish Diet as of yet.

    Some feed companies use soy for protein, some use animal proteins, some use animal by-products and some use ummm who knows, lol.... I was curious exactly what's in the different cat fish diets and how similar the ingredients in them are to each other and to whats in the game bird feeds I'm using. I live 20 miles from anything resembling "town" so I usually do my research online if I can first before driving anywhere, lol.
     
  8. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great videos on youtube casuarius, especially loved the one titled WildBoyz vs Cassowary [​IMG]
    Yep, dummies! [​IMG]
     
  9. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peeps I found this on a fish keepers forum so not sure of the accuracy. Of course one poster also stated that after feeding Purina his fish now BARK so take it for what it's worth, lol.

    Purina Catfish Chow
    Crude protein(min)--30.0%
    Crude fat(min)---2.50%
    Crude fiber(max)--10.0%
    Phosphorus(p)(min)--.80%
    Sodium(NA)(min)--0.15%
    Sodium(NA)(max)--0.65%
    Added Minerals(max)---3.00%
    Ash(max)---12.0%
    Wheat middlings,dehulled soybean meal,rice bran,fish meal, salt, sun cured alfalfa, L-lysine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, ferrous sulfate, choline chloride, zinc oxide, vitamin E supplement, riboflavin supplement, niacin supplement, menadione, dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfate (source of vitamin K), folic acid, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B-12 supplement, vitamin A supplement, ground corn, cobalt carbonate, manganese sulfate, ethylenediamine diyhydriodide, zinc sulfate, copper chloride, mineral oil,calcium carbonate, vitamin D-3 supplement, sodium selenite.
    Ruminant meal and bone meal free

    cost $16
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Ok.

    I wasn't able to find the exact name as well. I looked all over like you did. If you find something, please let us know.

    Thanks.
     

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