Mazuri Exotic Gamebird Feed??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Does anyone feed their birds this?
    I can't find the protein and stuff tho... [​IMG]
    Have any of you had good results with this stuff?


    Link: http://shop.mazuri.com/gamebirddiets.aspx .
    Look at ALL the Gamebird feeds. [​IMG]


    Thanx!!
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    5637 Mazuri[​IMG] Exotic Gamebird Starter
    Approximate Nutrient Composition
    NUTRIENTS
    Protein, %...................................................30.5
    Arginine, %..................................................1.98
    Cystine, %...................................................0.40
    Glycine, %...................................................1.73
    Histidine, %.................................................0.73
    Isoleucine, %...............................................1.45
    Leucine, %..................................................2.27
    Lysine, %.....................................................1.77
    Methionine, %.............................................0.70
    Phenylalanine, %........................................1.36
    Tyrosine, %.................................................0.89
    Threonine, %...............................................1.14
    Tryptophan, %.............................................0.38
    Valine, %.....................................................1.52
    Fat, %............................................................5.0
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids, %.............................0.20
    Omega-6 Fatty Acids, %.............................1.65
    Fiber (Crude), %...........................................4.2
    Neutral Detergent Fiber, %.........................14.2
    Acid Detergent Fiber, %................................5.6
    Metabolizable Energy*, kcal/kg...............2,600
    MINERALS
    Ash, %..........................................................6.9
    Calcium, %.................................................1.13
    Phosphorus, %...........................................0.94
    Phosphorus (non-phytate), %.....................0.54
    Potassium, %..............................................1.25
    Magnesium, %............................................0.26
    Sodium, %..................................................0.21
    Chlorine, %.................................................0.33
    Sulfur, %.....................................................0.37
    Iron, ppm.....................................................217
    Zinc, ppm.....................................................133
    Manganese, ppm.........................................140
    Copper, ppm..................................................18
    Iodine, ppm...................................................1.8
    Selenium, ppm............................................0.77
    Cobalt, ppm................................................0.30
    VITAMINS
    Thiamin, ppm................................................8.0
    Riboflavin, ppm..............................................15
    Niacin, ppm..................................................100
    Pantothenic Acid, ppm..................................25
    Choline, ppm............................................2,500
    Folic Acid, ppm.............................................5.0
    Pyridoxine, ppm.............................................10
    Biotin, ppm..................................................0.31
    Vitamin B12, mcg/kg.......................................33
    Vitamin A, IU/kg......................................13,200
    Vitamin D3 (added), IU/kg.........................2,225
    Vitamin E, IU/kg...........................................159
    Vitamin K (as menadione), ppm.................0.80
    Carotene, ppm..............................................1.2
    * Determined using data collected in domesticated poultry.
    Quality Controlled by PMI Nutrition International, a subsidiary of America’s oldest and largest animal nutrition company.
    Nutrient composition is based on the latest ingredient analysis information. Since nutrient composition of natural ingredients varies, analyses will vary accordingly.

    This feed looks like it is formulated for exotic pheasants. It is outrageously priced too. It has a B12 supplement and more chlorine than most feeds.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Would this be OK for them to eat?? [​IMG]
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    could I feed the adults STARTER feed?
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'd prefer to defer in this to someone with more experience in feed components.

    However, a couple of observations when comparing some parts of that to the labels on my desk:

    The fat % in that is MUCH higher than either Purina or Nutrena. The fiber is much lower. I don't see a minimum and maximum salt range. The Methionine seems on the high side -- significantly higher than either of the tags I have on hand. I'm not sure what the appropriate safe zone is for that, though, with the birds you are raising (Bobwhites).

    Also, the price on that feed is super high. If you can get feed locally, I think you'd be much better doing so. A 40 pound bag of that feed is $27. I put in my zip code to check the shipping. That would be another $26 for one forty pound bag of feed. The total would be $56 for a single forty pound bag of feed. I can buy almost 200 pounds of Purina, or 160 pounds of Nutrena for about that amount of money.

    If you are raising specialized birds that need different nutrient content than what is in Purina / Nutrena or whatever is available to you locally AND those needs were supplied by this food then it might be different. I don't think this is likely to be your situation, though, with Bobwhites.

    However, I want to thank you for posting the link to that site. I'm off to order some aardvark and rhinoceros food. [​IMG] (Now, to be more realistic, I'm off to look at their reptile foods...)
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    The FAT concerns me, but most of the other content is not distressing. Anything less than 0.5% or less is inert. Iron is a bit high, but within an acceptable range.
    I'm with Rozzie. The big bag folks are a smarter choice.
    Yes, you can feed STARTER to most species of quail from hatch to dispatch.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Mazuri generally makes very high quality foods. I've looked for some of their products before but can't find them locally. Lots of people with exotic animals large or small use mazuri feeds. You will pay for the quality though. It is definitely not on the cheap end and even their food for common animals like guinea pigs is in the top 2 or 3 most expensive foods you can possibly buy.
     
  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    So, it would be OK to feed the adults starter?
    And Ornamental Pheasants (goldens) I could feed them Gamebird breeder?



    Thanx!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    At that price?[​IMG]
     
  10. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I don't mind the price.
    So, it would be OK to feed the adults starter?
    And Ornamental Pheasants (goldens) I could feed them Gamebird breeder?
     

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