What do you feed your Silkies (or any bird that you show)?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkiesnFrizzle, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. SilkiesnFrizzle

    SilkiesnFrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't really seen a discussion about this, and I am curious as to what others feed thier Silkies or other birds that they show/breed. I just started feeding the Silkies a mixture of Magna Pro Chick Starter and Gamebird/Showbird. I also mix in Flock Fuel with the feed, which provides Omega 3's and Lots of Vit E. I also will give them Poultry Conditioner a few times a week with thier feed. My regular flock get's the Flock Raiser by Purina, and do well on it. What do you feed your showbirds?
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now mine get a 20% layer and occasional corn. A few weeks before showing them I like to give them some BOSS, calf manna pro, and maybe a bit of game bird conditioner a few times a week.
    Reasons why I feed what I do:
    *20%- this is the main part of their diet. It has a really high protein which helps them because they are large birds and it helps keep weight on. Plus the higher protein is good for their feathers.
    *BOSS- helps keep their feathers nice and shiny. Just don't go over board on this as it can make them fat.
    *calf manna- high protein and I was told it's good for their feathers
    *game bird- high protein, and it seems to make them more active. Which is good when showing.
     
  3. SilkiesnFrizzle

    SilkiesnFrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is BOSS? That is a good idea, to cut down on feed costs as well, to feed a special diet when getting ready to show, and more of a regular feed when not.
     
  4. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black oil sunflower seeds
     

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