ultra kibble

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ksf59, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. ksf59

    ksf59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you who feed ultra kibble, How do you like it, Is it ava vible anywear in the Midwest? And do you feel it is more cost effective to feed?
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I just started mixing it in this morning....I had to order it thru TSC. Contact chookschick about it. She's been feeding it and likes it a lot.
     
  3. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it? It sounds like dog food.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It actually does look like mini cat food nuggets. It's a supplemental feed for your birds.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I feed it in a 1:5 to a 1:7 ratio, depending on the breed and time of year...I mix it with scratch or scratch and all-stock or sweet feed.

    I throw in a scoop of scratch, a scoop of sweet feed, a scoop of scratch, a scoop of sweet feed, a scoop of Ultra Kibble...and fill the big metal trash can like that.

    I like to mix it with hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes when it's cold out- it even smells good when it's wet!

    The UltraKibble has a 40% protein rate, so that factor and the added spices and fats make it really a great way to feed. I find they eat a lot less after the first month, as their systems become less needy- it's high enough nutrition they don't have to eat every minute because they're absorbing more from their feed. That means less waste, too!! Less poop, and drier and better poop, to boot.

    I found it makes my feed cost me less, ultimately. The first month, not so much...they eat a lot the first month until they get used to getting better nutrition and not needing to eat all the time.

    I won't be going back to mainstream feed.

    They're coming out with a chick kibble, too!
     
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  6. ksf59

    ksf59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you get this CHooks?
     
  7. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    So you wet it all the time? I have used it since December while finishing up my pellets. They eat it dry OK, but they were still gobbling up food. Just started using Mazuri Gamebird Breeder & even though someone said it lasted longer than a 40 pound regular feed bag, they are going through it like crazy. I have not seen a benefit from either the UK or Mazuri in cost savings, but maybe I would if I went to feeding scratch with UK instead. The fact that so many have to wet it for their birds to eat it is a minus. I get real tired of supplementing or special steps to feed a great diet. Give me a high quality bag of feed with #1 ingredients and high protein & I'll pay the money for it. I think the Ultra Kibble pieces are too big & and getting the stuff is a hassle. JMHO
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I don't HAVE to wet it feed it... I just like to. [​IMG]

    It's very cold out and I feel like it makes a nice experience for the birds. I don't wet it in normal weather, just the Winter mess.


    I would like to point out that I get it shipped into my Tractor Supply and I pick it up there. This keeps the price significantly lower for me and the other folks in the area that use it. I wish they'd just put it on the shelf, but I have a rack in the back and go get it myself. I order in the BabyCakes and the ForageCakes, too, because they seem to make a real difference in the health of my birds, plus help the boredom factor when we're snowed in.

    I have used the Mizzuri, and I loved the small size of the baby waterfowl feed- I can't wait until UltraKibble comes out in that size!!!
     
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yesterday when I first brought it home I threw some out in each pen like I normally would scratch and most went to eating it with no issues.
     
  10. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I noticed they quit eating the UK in favor of the smaller Mazuri. I must give it more time I guess. I should see if my TSC will order it & then go to straight UK with high quality organic scratch that I can get locally. Do they really eat the UK and not just the scratch? Going to TSC tomorrow, so I will ask. I love the look & texture of Mazuri, but the cost is not great if they go through it like regular feed. Glad to hear the chickens will eat it plain. Mine did when mixed with the pellets. I have yet to put out the forage cake because of the crummy weather, but they are penned in a smaller area because of ice, so I want to get it out this week. Thanks for the info.
     

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