Show birds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wolf-Kim, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,832
    17
    221
    Jan 25, 2008
    Anyone put their show birds on any particular diet?

    I just started wondering today if anyone feeds those "special" individuals, show quality birds, anything special or different. If you don't want to give up your "special secret show weapon" just say 'yes' or nothing at all. LOL [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't show birds, but I think some increase protein for better feather growth.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    5,928
    46
    293
    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I may increase the sunflower content of the diet some what with some birds. But the real trick is in the housing and prep of the bird before showing.

    If your birds are getting a premium diet in the first place there is little need for heavy supplimentation for show birds.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I get my birds on a higher protein diet, I usually mix 1 bag of layer crumbles with 1 bag of game bird crumbles and mix in some bird seed and oatmeal, and in the winter, I also add scratch. I sometimes also feed them wet cat food for the extra protein.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by