Need your Liquid Diet Suggestions for a Rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Country Heart, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Need your Liquid Diet Suggestions for a Rooster

    I'm currently treating a rooster for a crop issue. I would like to put him on a liquid diet for a while to make sure that he gets the nutrients that he needs without adding to his crop problem. So far he seems to like yogurt, I was also thinking of trying applesauce. What other items would you recommend?
  2. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    I really need your ideas here guys, anybody? [​IMG]
  3. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2009
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    Just a thought but I wonder if you could use this stuff. I used to hand feed cockatiels and the protein content is 22%

    It does say for ALL birds so why not chickens?

    Here is the content

    Ingredients: Ground Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Oat Groats, Ground Wheat, Wheat Middlings, Corn Oil, Dried Whole Egg, Soy Protein Isolate, Dried Beet Pulp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Wheat Germ Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Corn Sugar, Vitamin A Supplement, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Propionic Acid (a preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Ferrous Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Oxide, D-Activated Animal Sterol (source of vitamin D3), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Dried A. oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Beta-Carotene, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Whey, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    Crude Protein (min.)....22.0%
    Crude Fat (min.)...........9.0%
    Crude Fiber (max.).......5.0%
    Moisture (max.)..........10.0%
    Protease (min.)............0.2CSU (1)/gram
    Amylase (min.)............0.4SLU (2)/gram
    Total Bacillus Species ..250,000 CFU (4)/gram
    (1) CSU - Casein Solubilization Units
    (2) SLU - Starch Liquefying Units
    (3) B. coagulans, B. licheniformis, B. subtilis
    (4) CFU - Colony Forming Units

    Size: 18 oz or 5lbs
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009
  5. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Thank you both so much for responding. You have restored my faith in BYC. [​IMG]
  6. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    You are welcome and good luck with your feathered friend.
  7. amyparrotflock

    amyparrotflock Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    if need be you can add a little apple cider vinegar to the handfeeding food. I don't know what kind of crop issues you're facing, but it helps so they don't get a yeasty build up in it. When I handfed parrots I would supplement it a few times a week to help change the pH of the crop, that and a product called benebac was wonderful- beneficial bacteria, just squirted it in their mouths when they were old enough, or in the food when they were too young to recogonize a "treat"
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Exact has a hand rearing formula that works great, so anything on a semi liquid diet. also be sure the applesauce is sugarfree.

    Rooster Booster - electrolytes as well in water or mixed with the food.
    You can also make a mash from his pellets if you wish.
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    My little roo has wet pox right now. The vet recommended we try that Kaytee Exact formula plus Gatorade or Pedialyte and feed him by syringe if he wasn't able to eat. So far, he's been eating on his own, but I made up a dish or two of the Kaytee formula and offered it to him and to another hen that's lost some weight during her bout of dry pox.

    Neither one of them like the stuff. But it does have good nutrition, and you can make it as liquidy as you need to.
  10. ChickenCharmer

    ChickenCharmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a raccoon attack, and my little roo Remus hurled himself against the coop walls in an attempt to escape, and shattered his beak. He was unable to eat with it for about three weeks, during which time I had to feed him with a syringe. He lived off a mixture of egg yolk, chick starter feed, kefir (a kind of watery yogurt), and sugar, all ground in the blender so I could drip it down his throat with a syringe. He recovered on this much faster than I had expected.

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