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 Post subject: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Hi,
I am wanting to know what the best food is to feed show chickens as at the moment I am having trouble fattening them up.
They aren't skinning just not quite as fat as I would like them
I have wormed and deloused them about a month ago, as I thought that might be the problem.

Is there feed out their that has a high protein level ( not too high as I don't want to over feed them or over load them) that will help fatten them up.
Any help appreciated

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Tiesha than657


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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:03 am 
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I am no expert but I think foods with high protein are best like some of the turkey foods




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Have a read of viewtopic.php?f=32&t=3734

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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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Hi,
Thanks That has helped a little!

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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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Hi,
Yes I was told that a little turkey starter was good for them but wasn't sure if there was anything else I could give them.
Its mainly the Belgians that are on the lean side while the wyandottes are doing better ( like usual).

Any help appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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Increase the corn and sunflower if your already feeding them if not you should be

The turkey starter is good for all poultry and yes use that also and remember a good diverse diet is important so a good scratch mix and pellets are excellent together

Greens like silverbeet is very good not lucerne chaff waste of time and money as its good for cattle only

Boiled eggs is another good protein foods

What breed are they?


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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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FurnaceStud wrote:
Increase the corn and sunflower if your already feeding them if not you should be

The turkey starter is good for all poultry and yes use that also and remember a good diverse diet is important so a good scratch mix and pellets are excellent together

Greens like silverbeet is very good not lucerne chaff waste of time and money as its good for cattle only

Boiled eggs is another good protein foods

What breed are they?

I agree the protein is important throughout a fowls life NOT just when they are young as bad advice would have you believe.

Good advice there furnacestud a_bravo.gif


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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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I thought maybe you can mix the hard boiled egg and turkey grower together




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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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The breeds are bantam wyandottes, Belgians and bantam Plymouth rocks.

Is there anything else I should be giving them.


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 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
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I think all the best food have been covered above

When is the show?

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