What to Feed Rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Knight1992, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Knight1992

    Knight1992 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2012
    I need Something that will Help my rooster gain weight quick.We are Currently feeding him Manna Pro Gamebird/Showbird with 24% Protein.We took him to the Vet were he has Lost so much Weight he said he had something called vitamin b12.Now we sent of for 2 things roosterbooster liquid b12 plus the vitamins and electrolytes.So what can i feed him that will put weight on him and how long does it take for a rooster to gain weight after loosing so much.he does not have worms or nothing either vet said so
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2010
    Hi Knight1992,

    I think if you're feeding 24% protein that should be enough to add weight if he's not suffering some underlying disease.

    It could be worthwhile finding a good probiotic supplement and feeding that along with the main diet. Yoghurt won't hurt, but you might be better off finding a proper animal-based probiotic powder or making kefir. Probiotics can sometimes assist digestion if there's an overgrowth of bad bacteria causing gut damage and/or malabsorption of nutrients.

    Unfortunately if he has an underlying systemic disease, he might not put weight on no matter what. Let's hope he doesn't have anything nasty.

    Good luck with your rooster, it sounds like you're trying everything.

  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Get his B12 Deficiency under control and he should start gaining weight again.
    B12's is to control metabolism of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrate and fat. With a deficiency in B12 the results is reduced weight gain and feed intake, along with poor feathering and nervous disorders.

    If I were you I would not only give the liquid B12 but also offer some small chunks of Raw Liver. A chunk of Liver about the size of a quarter ever other day should be good.


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