Monday, 7 July 2008

Egg food - Soft food - Nestling food - Egg & Biscuit

It takes 25% of the hens body mass to produce one egg! Hard-boiled eggs with the shell gives her proteins and calcium, which is much needed.

Rotten egg food kills! It should not be kept in room temperature for longer than an hour. Dry commercial egg food can be served in the evening and kept over-night, for the next morning's breakfast.

"One Cup" Nestling Food

1 c. dry bread crumbs

1 c. high protein baby cereal

1 c. corn grits

1 c. quick oats

1 c. shredded wheat cereal

1/4 c. raw wheat germ

3 tbsp poppy seed

1/2 tsp avian vitamin powder

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together; add 1 to 3 rounded tablespoons to one mashed large

hard boiled egg (with the shells?) along with one shredded carrot.

Adapted from American singer canary.

Ingredients of Passwell EGG & BISCUIT: Whey and soy protein isolates, hydrolysed casein, bread crumbs, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, methionine, lysine, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D3, E, K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine and selenium.

Soft food should be fed to non-breeding canaries once a week.

About 1 month before canaries are paired for breeding increase the amount of prepared Passwell EGG & BISCUIT fed to 2 heaped teaspoon per bird per week Fussy birds can be enticed to eat Passwell EGG & BISCUIT by mixing small amounts of soaked seed or other treat in the prepared food.

Once the birds are paired, offer a heaped teaspoon of prepared Passwell EGG & BISCUIT every day to each pair of birds. After the hen lays, offer as much prepared Passwell EGG & BISCUIT as the birds will eat. Continue to feed as much as the birds will eat until the chicks have fledged. Feed one heaped teaspoon of prepared Passwell EGG & BISCUIT per pair per day after fledging and up till the first moult. After the moult revert to feeding 1 heaped teaspoon per canary per week.

Ingredients of Hand-rearing food: Ground oats, maize and wheat. Soy and whey proteins, maltodextrins, methionine, lysine, mannon oligosaccharide, colour enhancers, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D3, E, K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine and selenium.

FEED PREPARATION CHART

Age in Days Food
Parts
Hot Water
Parts
Approx
Solids
Brooder
Temp OC
Day 1 1 6 7% 35-37
Day 2 to Day 5 1 5 12% 33-36
Day 6 to Day 10 1 4 17% 31-33
Day 10 to Day 15 1 3 22% 29-31
Day 15 to Day 20 1 2 27% 27-30
After Day 20 1 1 32% 25-27

SuperCanto

Moist nestling food + hard boiled egg cut in half with the shell.

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