What about mash

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ecogen, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    First, how do you make mash. Is it as simple as taking your choice of crumbles and adding water? If so, to what consistency?

    I assume it has to stay in the fridge- right, but how long?

    Do you add other supplements to it like grit and oyster shell or is that stuff best left on its own?

    Finally, is it just for chicks or adults as well? sorry for all the question.
     
  2. _lizzer_

    _lizzer_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know the answers to these questions... hope someone chimes in!
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats Pretty Much It--- The Crumble Of Chioce Soaked In Water You Can Add Your Own Special Ingredients To It If You Like, But Babies Dont Need Or Shouldnt Have Grit Or Oyster Shell Yet....
     
  4. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Is mash for chicks only or adults as well.
     
  5. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont mash at all even for the buttons just run through a old blender for the first week and straight food after that
     
  6. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It might have not been the right thing to do but I just feed crumbs. I might do mash next time to see if they waste less.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mash keeps it in the bowl, instead of them knocking it out. I feed all my baby chicks mash, and I do keep it in the fridge. Reason being is that wet feed spoils, but if you make it fresh every time you don't have to refridgerate it. You want to add just enough water to make it wet, about the same level as the top of the feed. It will dry out in the fridge (if you make enough) which is fine, it's still smaller pieces. My blender makes it into part powder/part crumbles, so is basically worthless. If I had a grinder or food processor, I might do it that way, but mash is just as easy. They don't waste it at all, and they get mash until they go outside. [​IMG]
     
  8. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all.
     

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