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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:32 pm 
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I picked up some meat meal today for a protien boost for my chooks. Trouble is the people were really busy and didn't explain how to mix it up.

I feed my girls course tropical laying mash in the mornings and give them a little cracked corn in the afternoon.

Should I mix it with the mash and water in the morning. How much do you give each day (or is everyday too often?)

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Hi Debbie,

I'd be inclined to just feed it to them free choice. That is, just fill a reasonable size container and let them help themselves. Maybe an icecream container...depends how many chooks you have.
If they are craving protein they will eat what they need. Chooks are good at sourcing the foods they need.
Otherwise, if you mix it in their mash they will be forced to eat it and they may not need the extra protein. Too much protein is not always a good thing.

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Thanks for that. I put some through their afternoon feed and they went crazy over it. Tomorrow I will put it in the container by itself and just leave it for them. Thanks again, it is reasurring to know that the answers are never far away. :wink:

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 Post subject: Meat or Fish meal
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I wish I could source either!!


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No worries, Debbie. They will probably make pigs of themselves for a while, till they learn it will be there all the time.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:28 pm 
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No worries, Debbie. They will probably make pigs of themselves for a while, till they learn it will be there all the time.
Where do you buy this from ??


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We get ours from the feed supply store but probably not all stores carry it. We mix up our own feed by the tonne.
If your chooks are on a good commercial diet then you really dont need to add anything like meat meal....it can upset the balance of the diet. A good protein "treat" is a can of meat cat food.


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i have been told that liver is a good food as well, but you have to cook it and cut it up

anyone confirm this is ok? kangaroo is supposed to be decent due to its high protein low fat


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hi aaron,
vets have said be cautious re feeding of liver as it tends tohave high concentrations of vit a, which can lead to toxicity problems.

i wouldn't imagine there would be any problems with feeding the roo meat, except potential parasites perhaps, but i don't think there would be many parasites common to both chooks and roos :P :lol: :P :lol:

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Mine love a good feed of pies and s/roll,pasties etc.They nearly boll me over to get them :lol:


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cheers cala, learning new things every day on here


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I buy mince from the butcher for my sussex and lightly boil itt first.
I also add eggs and yoghurt, cottage cheese and meal worms.

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also,
my dogs and chooks fight over the marrow bones you can get from teh butcher lol!
it is quite a sight, and little nimbus often has to give up his bone to a larger silkie roo, as the roo is quite determined and has a sharper beak :P :lol: :P and the poor wee dog has been so well trained to leave the chooks alone :oops: :oops: :oops:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

i feed my dogs a lot of chicken carcasses, dont think the chooks would want a part in eating them

one of my dogs cant be trusted with the girls, not my hunting dog, but the pet dog. Pretty much my fault though, as we let her chase birds at the local park as a pup and now she cant help herself. i dont think i can get her out of it either, shes too headstrong.

the hunting dog is good with them though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:52 pm 
debbilee, where do you buy your meat meal? i have been considering giving some to my birds as there is no meat in the "tropical" feed sold here. i wanted to buy it on a regular basis as i do not have the fascilities to buy large quantities but have large number of birds. i was going to ask at the cairns show tomorrow.

has anyone any ideas of how much would be OK in mixing feed. i don't want to leave it around as i can see my dogs, the bandicoots and every other thing scoffing it.
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