Making chicken feed for ornamental birds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by loverOFchickens, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    I have had a lot of fun lately making food for my 1 month old Pheonix's.
    Thought I woulod share would I did and open the floor for suggestions.

    The first thing I decided was that this would be a cheapy food.
    Here are my ingrediants and aprox. quantities.

    1 Jewel Weed also called touch me not=half a cup

    2.Apple or old winter squas scrap=one fourth a cup

    3 Meat and fat leftovers=two tablespoons

    4Molasses part of goat feed=two tablespoons

    5 crushed baked eggs shell=one fourth of a cup

    6 Variose seeds and leavs=One half a cup

    I feed it to them as about a fourth of thier total feed (the rest is game bird starter) and grit. They LOVE it and some of thier tails are 2 and 1/2 inches already.

    I refrigerate it in a plastic baggie it lasts about 1 week.

    Any ideas, commets, questions, etc?
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I think that you are going for a different idea than most chicken growers
    your birds are for the tail length and some of the recipe is not always readily available

    most folks worry about protein value and not ingredients that are different

    any questions email me
  4. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Ya I agree maybe I came across wrong? [​IMG]

    Really I would LOVE to read ANY types of recipe you have.
    I do realize some of this is seasonal I will use more seeds in fall and winter.
    I readily change my scraps though batch I am mixing up to day has carrot scraps, lettuce, and apple.

    Not really trying to use ingredients that are different just to make it affordable. Any other recipete would be welcome.

    I am really only trying for protein and fiber.
    Agian it does not have to be ornamental.

    Maybe I should join the thread killers. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hoping for more replies [​IMG] ,
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    this here will give you ideas on what has protein and the amt and many feed recipes

    CHICKEN FEED: Feed Recipes Feed formulas formulae blend recipes ... Feed formulas formulae blend recipes for natural chicken feed, baby chicks, raising and feeding chickens by traditional methods and organically. - Similar

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    A List of the Protein Levels of Different Feeds


    Dried fish flakes 76
    Dried liver 76
    Dried earthworms 76
    Duckweed 50
    Torula yeast 50
    Brewers yeast 39
    Soybeans (dry roasted) 37
    Flaxseed 37
    Alfalfa seed 35
    Beef, lean 28
    Earthworms 28
    Fish 28
    Sunflower seeds 26.3
    Wheat germ 25
    Peas & Beans, dried 24.5
    Sesame seed 19.3
    Soybeans (boiled) 17
    Wheat bran 16.6
    Oats, whole 14
    Rice polish 12.8
    Rye 12.5
    Wheat 12.5
    Barley 12.3
    Oats 12
    Corn 9
    Millet 9
    Milo 9
    Rice, brown 7.5

    any questions email me

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