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 Post subject: Protein for peafowls
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Hi all. Has anyone on the forum heard of feeding fish meal and calf milk powder mixed with their feed, for extra protein for peacocks?


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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:20 am 
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Fish meal is an excellent source of protein. It should contain over 50% protein and is comprised of amino acids that complement a grain based diet. The only disadvantages are that it is usually very expensive and can taint the eggs and meat of utility type poultry.

Calf milk replacer is usually around 25% protein and it is also very expensive. It also has a lot of energy value in the lactose (milk sugar) and fats it contains. Historically dairy by-products such as skim milk were often used as part of poultry rations. Modern research shows that it can cause digestive problems as poultry cannot digest lactose.

Meat meal would be my choice as it is cheaper and contains about 50% protein also with useful amino acid composition.
Laucke meat meal retails for about $1.50 kg.


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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
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Thanks doggo for your post. The information you have given has helped a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
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Laucke meat meal i_like1 its what most if not all breeders use

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Great to know all this gents than657

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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
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do many people here use dog food, particularly dry puppy food. it has excellent protein levels.
I use this as a treat. the birds love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
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No I just use the dry cat food lots better for them

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 Post subject: Re: Protein for peafowls
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Thanks. Can you please explain why cat food might be better? Higher protein?
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Yes much higher and less fat

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