Laraine of www.ladygouldian.com is expecting to have Perle Morbide available in 8# and 20# bags about mid June.
I have been putting it in my basic nestling food recipe and both parents and chicks enthusiastically eat it. They actually pick it out first along with the peas! It is a great addition because of its nutrients and relatively low protein level which is so critical to preventing neurological symptoms especially in Borders and other canaries. I ordered 40# and look forward to continuing it through molting.
Determining the amount to order is always a challenge so please let Laraine know how many lbs you are interested in.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
2 cups Cornmeal
2 cups 100% Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
4 Tbsp. Sugar
4 Whole Eggs With Shell
2 cups Milk
1/2 cup oil
Combine dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Do not overbeat. Bake in greased 10 inch pan for approximately 35 minutes. Cool and process in food processor. This will grind up egg shell and get it ready to add to nestling food.
Whatever bread or cake etc. is leftover is processed in the food processor and fed either in a separate dish or mixed in the nestling food. Recently my daughter Kellie, made a strawberry sponge cake complete with icing and fresh raw strawberries on top (since she made it for me, it was splenda instead of sugar).
At least a half cake was left over so after a couple of days, I put the cake, frosting, raw strawberries in the food processor. It was too wet when I processed it so I added dry cornmeal till it was a crumbly moist consistency. It smelled so good that I offered it in a separate dish and the birds quickly cleaned up every bite!
|Healthy nest of four German Roller chicks. Note the rose pink color and the fat deposit on the rump of the chick on your left. This means you are getting the right portions of carbohydrate to protein.|
Friday, May 29, 2015
|Farmers or health food store sell whole wheat. I soak the wheat 8 hours and then put it in a strainer and sprout it till I can barely see new sprouts coming to increase its sweetness and then cover with water and cook in a rice cooker about 20 minutes till done. It is either fed after processing in a food processor with added polenta or corn meal or just as it is after cooking. So which do the weaning Columbus like best?|
|24 hours later barely a trace of the processed wheat with polenta remained in their dish.|
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
So Big Bird decided to start hand feeding and even though it had never been hand fed before, it enthusiastically accepted its new Momma, Big Bird!
The decision to hand feed at this stage should be limited to only the crying chick any chick that will even take a bit of anything will be fine.
If you start hand feeding a chick at this stage it will delay its weaning likely a couple of weeks!