Directions for Preparations
- Allow formula to return to room temperature prior to mixing
- Wash your hands thoroughly before preparation of formula
- To prevent spread of disease between birds do not feeding utensils. Ensure that all utensils are clan and disinfected
- Always use fresh clean quality water to mix formula
- Add warm water to achieve better consistency. If the feeding formula are too thin or watery, it can result in slow chick growth. Alternatively, if the formulas are too thick it can result in de-hydration or other health problems.
- Never use microwave to warm hand feeding formula. This can result in hot spots that may burn or injure the bird’s crop
- Stir uniformly and thoroughly. Wait for 1 or 2 minutes for the formula to absorb water
- Stir again to obtain consistency
- This exercise is very important as the formula will not continue to thicken in the chick’s crop
- Check the temperature of the formula using a thermometer
- Feed only if the temperature is between 1000F – 1050F. ensure that the entire temperature of the formula is uniform
- Can be administered using a syringe, spoon or feeding tube. Check the weight of chicks daily to determine the feeding amount and frequency is adequate
- Make a fresh batch for each feeding. Do not store/reheat and reuse
Proper Feeding Consistency
Age 1-3 days: Mix approximately 1 part formula to 4 parts water (The consistency of a ‘beaten egg’). Stir the mixture constantly during the feeding process to ensure uniform consistency. Separation of mixed product may occur when preparing a thinner formula. A very thin formula aids in hydration of young birds and is necessary for the first few days of life.
Age 1-3 days: Begin thickening the formula by mixing approximately 1 part formula to 3 parts water (The consistency of baby apple sauce). Gradually, during the next 10 days thicken the formula every other day. Mix approximately 1 part formula to 2 parts water by day 14. Modify consistency and feeding frequency based on the bird’s weight gains. At this stage of life, baby birds should gain weight daily.
Age 15 days to Weaning: Mix approximately 1 part formula to 2 parts water (The consistency of thick apple sauce)
- Feed till the bird’s crop is rounded nicely. Do not allow crop to bulge. Do not overfeed to prevent regurgitation.
- For every 10g of body weight of the chick, feed approximately 1 ml of prepared formula. Newly hatched chicks may require small amounts of feeding until the crop begins to grow.
Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Vegetable Oil (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols and TBHQ), Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Groats, Wheat Middlings, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Soybean Meal, Soy Protein Isolate, Wheat Germ Meal, Calcium carbonate, Brewers Died Yeast, L-Lysine, Ground Flaxseeds, Iodized Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E supplement, Niacin, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin A supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate complex, Vitamin B12 supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Folic acid), L-Arginine, Choline Chloride, Algae Meal (Source of DHA), Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Minerals (Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulphate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Propionic Acid (Preservative), Ethoxyquin (Preservative), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), EDTA, BHA and BHT (Preservatives), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Beta-Carotin, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Babillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
Crude Protein (min) – 20.0%
Crude Fat (min) – 13.0%
Crude Fiber (max) – 5.0%
Moisture (max) – 10.0%