I cant find Breeder food

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by warmfuzzies, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    What can I use instead? I can get starter, layer, scratch, and game bird feed which is what they feed meat birds here.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If you have game bird layer I would use that. If not, you can try flock raiser and supplement with oyster shell for the calcium. Breeder feed has a higher protein, and also has the correct amount of vitamins needed for good breeder health. There are many treats you can give that would cover it, but if you have a good balanced feed and provide a source of calcium, they should be fine.
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    OK, here is what we currently do: I free range tham everyday, but there is not much out there right now. We give them all our scraps, meat and veggies. And, that is supplemented with layer mash.

    So switchthe layer mash to game bird food, and they should be good?
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

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