Need some advice

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by bfdast, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. bfdast

    bfdast New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Feb 4, 2015
    New to show chickens, getting some this yr but my question is what do I feed them? I normally feed regular feed but whats good for show chickens? Any advice would be great!!!!!
     
  2. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

    643
    86
    128
    May 18, 2013
    Omak, Washington
    My Coop
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,005
    423
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    What breed/s do you have?
     
  4. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    Most major feed manufacturers produce a show bird feed mix which you can either order direct from them or some major farm stores like Tractor Supply have available to order online. I don't show birds but as I understand it you only put them on show feed for a period of time prior to a show not all the time.
     
  5. bfdast

    bfdast New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Feb 4, 2015
    I dont any yet to show but just trying to get my mind around isth when I do at some point this yr I wouldn't be lost! Trying to get a heard start
     
  6. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    7
    50
    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi bdfst

    Welcome to the world of showing birds! It’s a really fun activity – you’ll love it.

    Thank you for raising this very important question. When deciding on the right feeding program for your flock, it is important to remember your goals (show, layer, meat, etc.).

    When it comes to show birds, you should plan on feeding a diet higher in protein. I often recommend Purina[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] Crumbles (or Pellets) for those raising birds for show. This complete feed offers a 20% protein level and is formulated to meet all of your birds’ nutritional needs (as long as it consists of at least 90% of the total diet). Feeding a complete diet is especially important for show birds because this can help avoid overfeeding treats and scraps, which can make your birds overweight.

    Purina[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] Crumbles or Pellets also contain essential amino acids, which help support muscle and skeletal development – both needed for success at poultry shows. The added protein and amino acids also support proper plumage – vibrant, healthy feathers are critical for that winning presence.

    You can learn more about Purina[​IMG] Flock Raiser[​IMG] here.

    Good luck - and let us know how it goes!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by