I need to know why you can't feed this food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I am feeding something called Black Rooster as a scratch (only). It says on the tag "For Mature Birds, not in production".

    I need to know why you can't feed it to birds that are producing. Is it somehow dangerous to be passed onto the eggs? My hens are laying. TIA [​IMG]

    Here is the ingredients and breakdown of nutrients:



    0490 BLACK ROOSTER
    GAME CHICKEN FEED
    For mature birds not in production.
    GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
    Crude Protein, min......................................................................13.00%
    Crude Fat, min..............................................................................3.00%
    Crude Fiber, max..........................................................................8.00%
    Calcium (Ca), min........................................................................0.25%
    Calcium (Ca), max........................................................................0.75%
    Phosphorus (P), min.....................................................................0.25%
    Salt, NaCl, min.............................................................................0.10%
    Salt, NaCl, max.............................................................................0.60%
    Vitamin A, min....................................................................2000 IU/Lb.
    INGREDIENTS:
    Corn, Grain Sorghum, Oats, Wheat, Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa
    Meal, Dried Whey, Dried Skimmed Milk, Casein, Yeast Culture, Fish
    Meal, Cane Molasses, Animal Fat, Calcium Carbonate, Defluorinated
    Phosphate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of
    Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin,
    Vitamin B12, Riboflavin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Manganese
    Sulfate, Iron Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate,
    Copper Oxide, Magnesium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, DAlphatocoporal
    Acetate, Soybean Meal, Wheat Bran, Rice Mill By-
    Product, Vitamin A Palmitate, Popcorn, Salt and Black Oil Sunflower.
    Natural and artificial flavors added.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im guessing because it has such a low calcium content? not good enough for strong eggs?
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Maybe the protein isn't high enough? [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wondered about both the calcium content and the protein %, but I'm only using it as a scratch. The hens all have layer feed in their coops and oyster shell in a seperate feeder. [​IMG]
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I would think if its just for treats it would be great! as a full time food-not so much
     
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Is there an 800 number on the tag that you could call on Monday to ask?



    Ok, googled and got this: http://bigvfeeds.com/images/E0184101/3GameBirdFeeds.pdf


    They
    have a lot of feed - and I am thinking they have this "feed" for non production birds like Roosters - course I could be wrong............found no number, but your question here was #2 in google [​IMG]



    Big V feeds - no 800 number but they do have a number under contacts: http://bigvfeeds.com/
     
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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I got much the same thing on a BING search.

    Gonna keep feeding it as a scratch until someone tells me different.
     
  8. caveman

    caveman Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that it is intended for your older birds that have stopped laying and no longer need the calcium or protein. I would compare it to the food that is sold for old dogs or cats, where the nutrition requirements change due to changes in various hormones and body chemistry.
     
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  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    agree w/ sonew: for treats/scratch, it should be perfectly ok, but not as their main nutrition source. As long as they have unlimited access to a feed w/ higher protein & calcium and the Black Rooster is treat/scratch supplemental, it should be just fine. :)
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Numpty. I thought you were talking about it as broody food, lol. As chicken "crack"? Yep, go for it! My ding-dong brain didn't fully process the info. [​IMG] So, what else is new?

    BTW, my chickens are enjoying a watermelon today!
     

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