UltraKibble

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by bdfive, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I'm picking up a 15 lb bag of UltraKibble at Tractor Supply to try out. I've read sometimes the birds don't care for it and wetting it helps. That's been the case for me with Mazuri. They love it wet, ignore it dry. Can those of you using it share your experience? What are you mixing it with? Thanks much.
     
  2. I have never used Utrakibble or Mazuri, but I do use the TSC brand "4Health" cat food for my peafowl. It is a natural soy free product that my animals love.

    There is no doubt that the peas like a softer food, however, they will learn to eat the dry food. We are only at our farm three days a week and to make life easy for the gentleman who works at the farm the other four days of the week, we only feed dry food in hanging feeders. When I first started feeding the dry, they definitely took a couple of weeks to learn they were not getting anything else. Now they love it and they appreciate the once or twice a week greens or other soft treats such as scrambled eggs much more.

    I have been meaning to post the information on the 4Health foods before but just keep forgetting. Pea owners that want a readily available natural product should give it a look. It is in produced in a small round form that is easy for them to eat. In fact, my chickens love it as a treat. Barn cats love it as well, particularly the version with salmon.
     
  3. .....and to answer the rest of your questions, I mix my cat food with FRM scratch grains at a ratio of one part cat food to about 4-5 parts scratch grains. I also add a little extra corn to the mixture particularly during the winter months. The total ratio changes over the seasons to suit what they are eating. When extra greens are available, my dry food intake goes down a bit.
     
  4. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. I hope I hear from some folks that are using the UltraKibble. I'll look at the 4Health cat food next time I'm at Tractor Supply. I had given the peafowl Purina, they loved it but decided the Costco read better in ingredients so switched to it. 4Health sound better. I'm willing to change to any feed that is healthier for my animals and affordable. I work myself overtime making sure my peafowl in the aviary get vegetables. Maybe I'll get a break using UK. The ingredients look good; sorghum, rice bran, fish meal salmon meal, cinnamon, diatomaceous earth, watercrest, beet and celery pulp and a bunch more. No soy. I fed a little before dark and they gobbled it up. I'm excited.[​IMG]
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I wished i could get this feed, but none of the tractor supplies i have searched carry it, and can't find it on their on line catalog either.
     
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  6. Bigcreekpeafowl

    Bigcreekpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This cat food is from TSC?
    Do you know what size bags it comes in?
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked the catfood up... unfortunately I can't let my barn cats have it because one has food allergies. :( The only dry cat foods she can have (that I found so far) are Friskies and Kit n' Kaboodle.
     
  8. It comes in 5 and 18 pound bags. 18 pound bag is 19.99. It is TSC's own brand. I have been told that they might make the cat food available in the 35 pound bag but it has not happened yet.
     
  9. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure I understand. Is UK a poultry food @ TS? Where are you located & can you provide a link to the food? I'd like to know more.
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    The manager at our tractor supply said they do not carry ultra kibble [​IMG] mine like to eat the cats food that i keep on one of my conex boxes so the chickens do not get it
     

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