Friday, February 12, 2010
Right Now Its A Guy Thing
Now that I have started the cocks serious preparation for breeding, they receive some special foods, one of these is a weekly treat of Brewer's Yeast Flakes. The product comes as powder, buds, or flakes. The birds will eat either the buds or flakes free choice without any additive. Sometimes I mix this half and half with toasted wheat germ especially if I happen to have the finer grade.
This brand is made from yeast grown on sugar beets which results in a product exceptionally rich in minerals and trace elements such as selenium, chromium, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, in addition to an extensive compliment of multiple amino acids. Click on the amino acid list for an amino acid breakdown.
The girls will get this too but not until they are in their last month of conditioning before they lay eggs. At first, when they get it weekly it will be straight Brewer's yeast. I am careful not to cut it with wheat germ for the girls, as wheat products seem to be a strong signal to lay and I do not want that till the timing is just right and they are inviting mating.
Eggs I want, but only when they are fertile!