Molting and protein powder.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by purpletree23, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read the post about molting and learned a lot. Unfortunately I couldn't find the answers to the very good questions asked by BYC'ers. My flock is molting and I was also wondering if I can add protein powder to oatmeal for them and what brand of wet cat food has the lowest sodium?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    http://webpages.charter.net/katkarma/canned.htm
    Is a link that shows the sodium percentages in a lot of wet cat foods, not sure what is available in your area.
    Do you mean like protein powder for people? They do often have artificial sweeteners in there which I wouldn't like for chickens, but otherwise it is usually just whey/soy and as a supplement it wouldn't bother me to feed them some I had some sitting around. But it would probably be a whole lot more expensive than just getting a bag of high protein game bird food, or high protein chick starter if buying something.
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the information on the protein powder. I'm not familiar with it and had no idea that it contained artificial sweeteners. I don't want to give them that![​IMG] I have the grower/show bird crumbles with a higher protein amount so I will stick to that. I just want to do more for them because they seem so miserable and look like they've been through a typhoon.

    I did purchase feather fixer from Nutrena but they won't eat it. Maybe I'll mix it with yogurt and see how that goes. Pickey little monsters but I love them to death.
     

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