Show Chicken Diet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wyandotte 123, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Wyandotte 123

    Wyandotte 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so when I went to a poultry show to show my girls. I saw the people next to us moving their chickens in and giving them food. It has some kind of liquid in it. Im just wondering what things I could feed my girls so they look really healthy for show time. BTW the people next to us won Best of Show. Also the show feed I have is the Kings brand since it has white corn in it for my white wyandotte.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I'm guessing that they were using fermented feed, but that's just a guess. Why didn't you ask them???
     
  3. Wyandotte 123

    Wyandotte 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't get a chance to, we were too busy setting up our chickens.
     
  4. Wyandotte 123

    Wyandotte 123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im just wondering if I can add something special to their feed so they can look amazing for the show.
     
  5. Cjarvis

    Cjarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feed supplier that runs a custom mix for me, however you can achieve a very similar result with common items from the hog and horse sections of the feed stores.
    Wheat gem Oil as a top dress-Takes a few weeks to get through to the feather but also adds a nice layer of heavy fat to the body.
    Cod Liver Oil as a top dress
    Fat supplements such as Fat and Fluffy or Sumo mixed into the feed

    Black oil sunflower seeds in diet
    Floating Fish food in diet
    High fat dog food in Diet
    Show Hog rations with Fat content not less than 5%

    Redcell a liquid vitamin supplement often used as a top dress
    B12 liquid in water to keep them active and lively in the coop

    My mix consists of twice cracked popcorn, oats, wheat, barley, black oil sunflower seed, fish meal, floating fish food, calf manna, 22% protein 7.5% fat hog pellet, 10 gallons molasses, 10 gallons wheat germ oil, 10 gallons soy oil. That is for 1000lb
     

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