Manna Pro..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mibotsu, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    I just got 10lbs of manna pro gamebird/showbird feed 24% protien, non-medicated, amino acids and all that jazz..

    just wanted to get a concensus if thats good for coturnix, i'm assuming it is, just wanted an approval :E




    the birds i just got i'm not even sure what they were on, the lady i got them from said she would switch out chick feed with game seed, so no idea what they had before
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Manna Pro is a good feed, and it's fine for them. The only problem I have with it is that it is almost always in 5 pound bags and you can go get a bag of Purina for a lot less than buying those 5 pound bags.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You can add some oyster shells in the food or in the dust bath for them as well.

    The feed is fine for them. You can also give them live mealworms occasionally too [​IMG]

    You may want a feeder that won't cause them to spill the feed as well... the chick feeders work or you can get custom made feeders as well.
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Yup! The feed cost difference between 5 and 50 pounds is crazy! Unless you have some meal worms [​IMG]

    Note to Self: please negotiate a 1/4 to 1/2 tone per month rate with the feed store.

    Nothing wrong with their feed, It's just to pricy for me.....Apparently the only person on earth that pays $17.59/50# for high quality GBS. You guys really need to beat your feed store up a bit, or stop shopping at the big box TSC, non-feed store!
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TSC will try to sell you Dumor, Manna Pro, or flockraiser...The local feed store quit carrying the Purina last year and called me a bad owner because I wasn't feeding them chicken feed...[​IMG]
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Well, you can throw off all your clothes and run streaking out the door screaming"ITS"S JUST CHICKEN FEED!!" or you can look for a better feed store. The choice is yours [​IMG]
     
  7. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found another one, I'm getting ready to go right now...[​IMG]
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    thanks all, and yea i just ordered a feeder that clips on the ouside and goes to the inside so they can't stand in it.

    also got a water feeder that kinda sits the same, like the ones you use in hampster cages

    i'll check out the purina one, i think there is a feed store near me that sells it
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:GO TO THE PURINA MILLS WEBSITE.... THEY HAVE A DEALER LOCATOR BUILT IN TO IT... TYPE IN YOUR ZIP CODE, HIT SEND AND IT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIST OF ALL FEALERS NEAR YOUR LOCATION... TAKE THE LIST AND AUTOMATICALLY SCRATCH OFF ALL TSC LOCATIONS THEN START CALLING WHATS LEFT.... CALLS ARE CHEAPER THAN GAS AND DONT WASTE AS MUCH TIME OR EFFORT
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:GO TO THE PURINA MILLS WEBSITE.... THEY HAVE A DEALER LOCATOR BUILT IN TO IT... TYPE IN YOUR ZIP CODE, HIT SEND AND IT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A LIST OF ALL FEALERS NEAR YOUR LOCATION... TAKE THE LIST AND AUTOMATICALLY SCRATCH OFF ALL TSC LOCATIONS THEN START CALLING WHATS LEFT.... CALLS ARE CHEAPER THAN GAS AND DONT WASTE AS MUCH TIME OR EFFORT

    That would be way to easy! You have to actually go the the store and watch a kid read the back of the bag, or let the owner tell you that everyone that raises game birds uses "Flock raiser" or what ever they have rotting in the back.

    Is there some kind of web site?
     

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