Mixing corn chops in with Breeder/Finisher

Discussion in 'Quail' started by _Randall_, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    I've got 48 BWs 7 months old, and just wanting y'alls opinion on mixing corn chops in with Nutrena Breeder/Finisher? They're healthy now, but is there any advantage to adding a little corn in the feed, besides adding fat on the birds..........especially for the winter months? Or, is this a bad idea?
     
  2. canter6

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    Adding corn reduces protein and increases fat, over most standard rations. You can feed what you like and I turn it over to the experts, but I would stick with your more complete ration, rather than trying to mix and match.

    Anything in the PM line called Breeder/finisher is 20% protein. Not really a dimes worth of difference between the 2 unless you are expecting eggs.

    Add corn, and you lower the protein, and increase the fat. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, just something to think about.
    I'm an (Out of the bag) person. If my birds ever became to costly to maintain over the winter, I would eat them, and start over in the spring.

    That's just me.
     
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Thanks for the reply, Canter. That's what I expected to hear.

    But, one other question...........Is Breeder/Finisher what I'm needing to feed the adult birds, and if not, what do y'all recommend. I don't have handy access to Purina brand.......just Nutrena. I'm just trying to keep them healthy until spring so I can start raising some more off of them.
     
  4. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are laying feed them a layer mash/pellet.
     
  5. canter6

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    Quote:Breeder/finisher are both 20% protein and acceptable (to me) as a standard ration for the winter months. Any complete feed 18-30% protein should over winter and keep most galiformes healthy.
    You may want to bump up the protein when they get their grove on in the spring.
     

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