Friday, April 20, 2012
Chirpy Chum Doyle Johnson Share His Egg-less Nestling Food Recipe
As I visited with Doyle on the phone a couple days ago, he shared how pleased he is with his egg-less nestling food he used this year. He used it to condition his birds along with ABBA fertility vitamins prior to breeding and had very high fertility rates.
Another big advantage of egg-less nestling food is very good egg shell quality and good hatching rate. Shell quality is sometimes poor not because calcium, D3, Magnesium were not feed but rather because a high protein diet can interfere with calcium absorption.
He also uses it as the only nestling food for feeding the chicks. I just couldn't wait to make some and the birds do like it!
Doyle's Easy Egg-less Nestling Food
2 cups dry CeDe Nestling food
2 Heaping Tablespoons egg shells (microwave shells and crush fine in the food processor)
1 teaspoon Miracle Amino Acid Vitamins (available from ABBA Products - AA Miracle vitamins)
Add 1 cup prepared cous cous (Doyle pours hot tap water over dry cous cous making sure that is not only well covered by has a lay of water above and fluffs it periodically, If left without stirring occasionally it sticks together but it easy breaks up again if you mix with your hands.)
Add 1 cup chopped broccoli (use the food processor)