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    Thumbs up keep feed?

    What do you like to feed during the keep? Lets see what everybody uses, maybe we can learn from each other. Thanks

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    Re: keep feed?

    i guess nobody feeds their fowl during the keep........ lol

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    Re: keep feed?

    south beach diet LOL

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    Re: keep feed?

    pellets with corn will suffice

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    Re: keep feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcs85gt
    What do you like to feed during the keep? Lets see what everybody uses, maybe we can learn from each other. Thanks
    The best feed to put your fowl in top shape is Racing Pigeon Feed and 20% Protein Pellets. Mix two parts Pigeon Feed to one part 20% Pellets.
    If you have had good luck with a certain type of feed, don't change, as anything lacking in the feed, the supplements will correct. Just remember one important fact, grains (wheat, corn, milo, etc.) are converted to fat in your fowl. Protein is converted to muscle, so you can't build muscle without an adequate supply of Protein in the diet.
    How do we know if we are feeding enough protein? We are going to mix 75 pounds of feed, 5O pounds is Pigeon Feed which is 17% protein, 25 pounds is 20% protein Pellets. The Pigeon Feed is 66.6% of the 75 pounds we are mixing. The pellets are 33.4% of the 75 pounds we are mixing. Thus you multiply the percent of the feed by the percent of protein: 66.6 times 17 = 11.32 (the 17 is the percent of the Pigeon Feed) 33.4 times 20 = 6.68 (the 20 is the percent of the pellets). Add 11.32 and 6.68 together and that equals 18, so this feed is 18% protein.
    It is a good idea to add one cup of Calf Manna to each 20 pounds of the above feed mixture. Also keep a can of oyster shell in each of your fly pens, oyster shell provides calcium for strong bones and hard spurs.

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    Re: keep feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camarines
    The best feed to put your fowl in top shape is Racing Pigeon Feed and 20% Protein Pellets. Mix two parts Pigeon Feed to one part 20% Pellets.
    If you have had good luck with a certain type of feed, don't change, as anything lacking in the feed, the supplements will correct. Just remember one important fact, grains (wheat, corn, milo, etc.) are converted to fat in your fowl. Protein is converted to muscle, so you can't build muscle without an adequate supply of Protein in the diet.
    How do we know if we are feeding enough protein? We are going to mix 75 pounds of feed, 5O pounds is Pigeon Feed which is 17% protein, 25 pounds is 20% protein Pellets. The Pigeon Feed is 66.6% of the 75 pounds we are mixing. The pellets are 33.4% of the 75 pounds we are mixing. Thus you multiply the percent of the feed by the percent of protein: 66.6 times 17 = 11.32 (the 17 is the percent of the Pigeon Feed) 33.4 times 20 = 6.68 (the 20 is the percent of the pellets). Add 11.32 and 6.68 together and that equals 18, so this feed is 18% protein.
    It is a good idea to add one cup of Calf Manna to each 20 pounds of the above feed mixture. Also keep a can of oyster shell in each of your fly pens, oyster shell provides calcium for strong bones and hard spurs.
    I use to use this method, but I think my birds did better not changing the feed and just add a little egg whites and buttermilk to boost the protein.

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