I feed this along with other egg containing nestling food starting with newly banded newborns (about five days old) through the show season and until I run out which last year was December. (I do not feed any green the first five days because they grow much better when the diet initially is high protein but at banding the chicks are ready to be fed greens.)
Farmers and neighbors were also glad to share broccoli leaves with me and when there was a surplus, I processed them and froze them.
Delicious Green Softfood For Yellow Ground Birds
4 cups Biodecken Novafood nestling food (Ricardo Sanchez)
4 cups Proteen nestling food (Higgins)
1 Tablespoon Spirulina (Avi-Tech)
1 Tablespoon Pro-Biotic (Avi-Tech)
1 Tablespoon vitamins (Provital Canary Vitamin-Provital Animal Health and Nutrition or A A Miracle-ABBA Products)
Processed Broccoli Leaves or if not available broccoli heads
! package thawed Frozen Peas or Corn (place in hot water to thaw) and drain
Mix ingredients together. The only liquid is from the broccoli leaves and drained peas so it is fairly dry.
The birds think it is especially delicious! Pictures below are of a couple of young Borders relishing every bite!