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legend jeff

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« on: November 16, 2008, 16:31 »
what would anyone suggest giving my girls, omg your thinking not him again, pellets seem straight forward but what do i do with the mash? no instructions here, any advice would be appriciated
                  many thanks jeff

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 16:36 »
i feed my 3 warrens mash in a long metal trough i used to feed pellets when i first got them but 2 of them were slow to lay so i switched to mash and within a few weeks both layed, i have the trough off the floor attatched to the coop so they don't knock it over and as for how much mine says 120g per hen but i just ensure that they have a fairly full trough and make sure they never run out i never measure and they never over eat. hope this helps
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 16:39 »
In theory, there should be less wastage with pellets.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 16:58 »
mine perfer mash , when i feed them pellets  i find there is loads left over were as the mash has gone by the end of the day . but each persons birds are different all u can do is try an see what works the best .
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 17:07 »
many thanks for the advice all

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 17:18 »
This time of year mash can be a pain -for as soon as it gets wet it goes off then it has to be thrown out.

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 17:41 »
Mine have layers pellets available all the time and the eat them during the morning.  In the afternoon I give them mash just to make sure they are filled up for the night.

Munty taught me how to feed mash.  He told me it should not be fed dry as it can give them breathing problems and told me to mix it with hot water in the proportions of 5 parts mash to 3 parts hot water.  I add a bit of mixed corn to it to supply heat for them overnight.

Are they spoilt or what  :roll:
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karlooben

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 17:51 »
i have been told it can be fed dry oor wet by quite a few ppl i know that keep birds an they own a feed shop as well mine seem to eat it dry or wet  , but what if u dont have the time to let it cool down before u feed it to them can cold water be ok during this time of year i only get 30 mins to do everything with the girls before its dark.

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 17:57 »
I give it to them hot and they blow on it themselves  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 18:00 »
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
I give it to them hot and they blow on it themselves  :wink:


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  i can just picture that .

i will  try mine over next  wekend

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2008, 18:01 »
I just add enough water to make it like fresh bread crumb consistency.

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 18:44 »
its making it sound nicer  :lol:  maybe i could try some  :?

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 18:51 »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I only give them as much as they'll eat in one session.  I sometimes add a few tasty morces fo a treat too - sun flower seeds, mixed corn, meal worms even a little cat food if they are in a moult !

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 19:03 »
thanks for all the comments     jeff

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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 20:09 »
i add hot water to my mash if it's a cold day/if i remember otherwise they have it dry. mash takes longer to eat and so keeps them busy. it can make a mess if one or more of your birds are idiots and insist in jumping in it and scratching about: fix that with an anti-scratch mechanism. i give my birds mixed corn late in the afternoon to keep them warm at night whilst they digest it.

oyster shell, and especially grit, is fed seperately, non?



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