AUSTRALIAN POULTRY FORUM™

The Largest Poultry Forum in the world - New Members Welcome
It is Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:11 am

All times are UTC + 10 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:06 pm 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:00 pm
Posts: 53
Bread has little nutritional value for chooks.I do know of some breeders who feed it in their mash feeds but I feel its only a belly filler. Please dont feed it to them dry as it can cause impaction in the throat.Soak it first if you wish to feed it .When we first started we did feed some soaked bread as advised by some breeders until we researched on it.When we fed it to our chooks we found our chooks became lethargic and they put fat on but an unhealthy fat.So I researched on nutition and found it was the same rule of thumb as I had with my show horses.

The only time we feed bread now is on a very rare occasion when we soak it with yoghurt as a pick me up but its the yoghurt that's the important ingredient.

We don't have any problems with weight with our chooks.We have always fed abb lib.We fill their containers up and they will eat when they want and how much they want.Certain days they will consume more other days less.
We have about 300 chooks so a good diet is essential.
I remember as a child my mum feeding her back yard layers and she always had a hopper full of food let them out daily for their "natural" nutrients and feed them the kitchen scraps .They were "blooming" healthy chooks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:05 am 
Offline
­
­
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 39884
Location: Canberra
Did not know about soaking the bread first always good to learn something new than657





Raf

_________________
APF the original poultry forum (14 years), beware of the fake imitator forum
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:38 pm 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:03 pm
Posts: 1
We are total green fowls keepers and NO bread is ever fed here all greens and grains is all they need


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 am 
Offline
­
­
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 39884
Location: Canberra
Do yours free range 24/7?


Raf

_________________
APF the original poultry forum (14 years), beware of the fake imitator forum
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:06 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Posts: 3613
Location: Maitland
DP Member: Yes
Bread is not good for any fowl, wet or dry th_Noooo.gif

_________________
IF IT QUACKS OR HONKS I WANT [smilie=a_goodjob.gif]
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:23 am 
Offline
­
­
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 39884
Location: Canberra
Would home made bread be ok or better than commercial bread


Raf

_________________
APF the original poultry forum (14 years), beware of the fake imitator forum
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:42 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Posts: 272792
Location: Sitting in front of the Puta
Home made would be heaps better Raf and no preservatives woohoo4




LooLoo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:48 am 
Offline
­
­
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 39884
Location: Canberra
That was my thoughts too than657




Raf

_________________
APF the original poultry forum (14 years), beware of the fake imitator forum
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:43 pm 
Offline
 
 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm
Posts: 272792
Location: Sitting in front of the Puta
Great minds think alike Raf :-D :-D



LooLoo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How to fatten up show chickens?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:15 pm 
Offline
 
 

Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:09 am
Posts: 2
Excellent info here than657


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC + 10 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 70%cocoa, andrewschookz, Ben Newton, Cackles, caladenia, cc's poultry, Chicken07, Cordelia, Danny, FowlMan, Fraggle, HAPPYHENS, Katy, MattsGuineas, mycoola, Olivia N, P_Edwards, Pam, Podgie, redjohanna, sue55, T.A.S.S™ [Bot] and 5379900 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Software by phpBB Group

A.P.F - Australian Poultry Forum TM 1566349 all rights reserved 2004 - 2018

APF supports

Stop Forum Spam